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Definition of "boned" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of bone. (verb)
  • Having some specific type of bone. (adjective)
  • Beset with unfortunate circumstances that seem difficult or impossible to overcome; in imminent danger. (adjective)
  • Broken. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "boned" in a sentence
  • "Her recipes are very bare boned, which is great for individual interpretation but not so great when you are staring at a recipe, puzzled by something."
  • "Don't read Hulk, Ultimate Spider-Man or Uncanny, but my love of the other books, my faith in X-Men Forever and my rampant Avengers obsession of 15 years has kind of boned me in this department."
  • "This kind of boned chicken may be very well for the mental invalid, but the ordinary child prefers to separate his meat from the "drumstick" by his own unaided effort, and there is no doubt that it is better for him to do so."