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Noun: tire  tI(-u)r
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: tyre)
  1. Hoop that covers a wheel
    "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air";
    - tyre [Brit]
Verb: tire  tI(-u)r
  1. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    "We tired ourselves out on this hike";
    - wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out [Brit, informal], fag [informal], fatigue, knacker [Brit, informal]
  2. Lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food";
    - pall, weary, fatigue, jade
  3. Deplete, exhaust or weaken
    "tire one's savings";
    - run down, exhaust, play out, sap
  4. Be dull and cause to lose interest
    - bore

Sounds like: tine, tir

Derived forms: tiring, tires, tired

Type of: consume, degenerate, deplete, deteriorate, devolve, drop, eat, eat up, exhaust, hoop, indispose, ring, run through, use up, wipe out

Encyclopedia: Tire, Turkey