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Definition of "strung" []

  • Past tense and past participle of string. (verb)
  • Tense or exhausted: His strung nerves made it difficult for him to relax. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "strung" in a sentence
  • "It is what I call the strung-along type, the type of continuity, contiguity, or concatenation."
  • "It read "Jersey guys rule" and had a cartoon picture stick figure guy with a marlin strung up on the dock with a beer in hand."
  • "I remember my Maw Maw hanging the white sheets on the clothesline that was strung from a post near her back door out toward the edge of the lawn near the creek, and the game we'd make of dodging around them, and the sweet, sunny smell we'd breathe in from them at night, as if they'd absorbed our happiness."