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Definition of "tire" []

  • To grow weary. (verb-intransitive)
  • To grow bored or impatient. (verb-intransitive)
  • To diminish the strength or energy of; fatigue. (verb-transitive)
  • To exhaust the interest or patience of; bore. (verb-transitive)
  • A covering for a wheel, usually made of rubber reinforced with cords of nylon, fiberglass, or other material and filled with compressed air. (noun)

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 "tire" in a sentence
  • "He winds up in rural Lillehammer, Norway, site of the 1994 Winter Olympic showdown between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan the only linkage one could dream up might be the term "tire iron"."
  • "The goal of this tire is to bite into loose or muddy surface areas for maximum traction and propel the vehicle forward."
  • "Because the tire is very unusual, none was available in Guadalajara, Morelia, or Mexico City."