tire (one) out

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tire (one) out

To exhaust, fatigue, or deplete the energy of one. That long meeting really tired me out. Our new puppy has so much energy that I have to take him for a run each day to tire him out.
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tired out

Exceptionally exhausted or fatigued. All that running around has the kids pretty tired out, so we might have a relaxed afternoon inside. I'm pretty tired out after all that travel, but it's good to finally be home.
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tire someone out

to exhaust someone. The extra work tired him out a lot. Too much work will tire out the horses.
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tire out

to become exhausted. I tire out easily. When I had the flu, I found that I tired out easily.
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tired out

Also, tired to death. Exhausted, as in She looked tired out after that trip, or He came home tired to death. The first term dates from the second half of the 1500s; the second, a hyperbole, was first recorded in 1740. Also see sick and tired; to death.
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tire out

v.
To deplete the strength or energy of someone or something; fatigue someone or something: Traveling always tires me out. The long ride tired out the horses.
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THE chief supporting race to what was the 60th running of the Select Stakes was the Betfred Select Stayers over 730m and it turned into a thriller with first-bend leader Blonde Fletch tiring off the last bend, but holding off Crash Bandit to plunder another major title, writes Jonathan Hobbs.