washed-up

washed-up
adjective
doomed to extinction
Syn: ↑done for, ↑ruined, ↑sunk, ↑undone
Similar to: ↑unsuccessful

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: from past participle of wash up
1. : ready for the discard : done for : played out

as far as he's concerned, you're a washed-up nobody — Albert Morgan

2. usually washed up : at the end of an association for activity : ready to call it quits : through

he was completely washed up with his wife … he never visited her — Morton Faber

I'm washed up with the rackets — Allan Bruce

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/wosht"up", wawsht"-/, adj. Informal.
done for; having failed completely.
[1920-25]

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washedˈ-upˈ adjective
1. Deprived of energy or animation (informal)
2. Done for, at the end of one's resources (slang)
3. Unsuccessful (slang)
4. Finished (with with; slang)
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Main Entry:wash

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washed-up UK [ˌwɒʃt ˈʌp] US [ˌwɑʃt ˈʌp] adjective informal
someone who is washed-up will never be popular or successful again

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washed-up «WOSHT UHP, WSHT-», adjective. Informal.
1. a) done with; through, especially after having failed. b) done for; finished.
2. fatigued.

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adj. deposited by the tide on a shore

washed-up jellyfish

informal no longer effective or successful

a washed-up actress

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/ˈwɑːʃtˈʌp/ adj [more \washed-up; most \washed-up]
: no longer successful, popular, or needed

a washed-up actor/singer


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