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Tire meaning

tire - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; " We wore ourselves out on this hike"
  2. 2. A tier, row, or rank. See Tier.
  3. 3. Attire; apparel.
  4. 4. A covering for the head; a headdress.
  5. 5. Furniture; apparatus; equipment.
  6. 6. A hoop or band, as of metal, on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart strength and receive the wear.
  7. 7. To adorn; to attire; to dress.
  8. 8. To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
  9. 9. To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.
  10. 10. To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.
  11. 11. To exhaust the strength of, as by toil or labor; to exhaust the patience of; to wear out ( one's interest, attention, or the like); to weary; to fatigue; to jade.
  12. 12. Apparel; head- dress; iron band around a wheel.
  13. 13. To attire; put a tire on; to weary; exhaust.
  14. 14. To become weary.

tire - examples of usage

  1. " I won't tire you with excuses for coming, Mrs. March," she said, " for it was the only thing left for me to do; and I come at my aunt's suggestion." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. She could only race around, giving him all the line she could until he should tire a little. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. I hope they will be wise, and not tire out their horses with too much haste. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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