Knackered

Knackered
The morning after twenty pints and the curry, you'd probably feel knackered. Another way to describe it is to say you feel shagged. Basically worn out, good for nothing, tired out, knackered.

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  • knackered — (adj.) worn out, tired, pp. adjective from KNACKER (Cf. knacker) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • knackered — [nak′ərd] adj. [Brit. Slang] very tired; exhausted …   English World dictionary

  • knackered — [[t]næ̱kə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you say that you are knackered, you are emphasizing that you are extremely tired. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I was absolutely knackered at the end of the match. 2) ADJ If you say that something is… …   English dictionary

  • knackered — Adj. 1. Tired, worn out, exhausted. E.g. I missed my bus, I ve just walked home, I m knackered, so I m going to bed. OK? 2. Broken. E.g. Can we come around to watch TV at yours tonight, our is knackered. 3. Thwarted, prevented from succeeding at… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • knackered — adjective /ˈnæk.əd/ a) Extremely tired or exhausted. I cant go out tonight Im knackered. b) Broken, inoperative. Ive got this job in a warehouse just now and it finishes quite early but Im dead knackered at the end of the day so I dont know about …   Wiktionary

  • knackered — I Australian Slang completely exhausted; worn out II Everyday English Slang in Ireland v very tired III Irish Slang fatiguedvery tired IV Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) stuffed; fagged out; rooted, as in I am knackered ; that bike is knackered and… …   English dialects glossary

  • knackered — stuffed; fagged out; rooted, as in I am knackered ; that bike is knackered and surplus farm animals go to the Knackers Yard ! (This word has MANY uses few of them being optimistic!) From PN …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • knackered — /nak euhrd/, adj. Brit. Slang. exhausted; very tired: He is really knackered after work. [1885 90; knacker to tire (attenuation of earlier sense to kill ; cf. KNACKER def. 1) + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • knackered — knack|ered [ˈnækəd US ərd] adj BrE spoken informal 1.) extremely tired = ↑exhausted 2.) too old or broken to use British Equivalent: clapped out ▪ a knackered old bike …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knackered — tired, worn out I just flew in from L.A. and boy are my arms knackered …   Dictionary of american slang

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