spaced out

spaced out
spaced out (slang)
In a dazed or stupefied state (as if) caused by the taking of drugs
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Main Entry:space

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spaced out UK US adjective informal
not paying attention, or not reacting properly
Thesaurus: not paying attentionsynonym

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informal : unable to think clearly or to pay attention to what is going on around you

He looked like he was spaced out on drugs.

I was tired and feeling pretty spaced out.

She had a spaced out look on her face.

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ˌspaced ˈout [spaced out] (also spacey) adjective (informal)
not completely conscious of what is happening around you, often because of taking drugs

He sat in the corner looking completely spaced out.

See also:spacey

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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