tire

[[t]ta͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]]
tires, tiring, tired
1) V-ERG If something tires you or you tire, you feel that you have used a lot of energy and you want to rest or sleep.

[V n] If driving tires you, take the train...

He tired easily, though he was unable to sleep well at night.

2) VERB: no passive If you tire of something, you no longer wish to do it, because you have become bored of it or unhappy with it.

[V of n/-ing] He felt he would never tire of international cricket...

[V of n/-ing] Sooner or later he may tire of constantly putting himself last.

Syn:
3) see tyre
Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • tiré — tiré …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • tire- — ⇒TIRE , élém. de compos. Élém. issu d une forme du verbe tirer, entrant dans la constr. de nombreux subst., le plus souvent de genre masc. A. [Corresp. à tirer I; le 2e élém. est un subst. jouant le rôle de compl. d obj. dir.] 1. a) [Corresp. à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tiré — tiré, ée (ti ré, rée) part. passé de tirer. 1°   Mû, amené vers soi ou après soi. La voiture tirée par les chevaux. 2°   Tiré à quatre chevaux, écartelé.    Par un jeu de mots qui est une allusion à ce supplice. •   Il [le gazetier Marin devenu… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Tire — Tire, n. [Aphetic form of attire; OE. tir, a tir. See {Attire}.] 1. Attire; apparel. [Archaic] Having rich tire about you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A covering for the head; a headdress. [1913 Webster] On her head she wore a tire of gold. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tire me — Chanson par Rage Against the Machine extrait de l’album Evil Empire Pays  États Unis Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tire — Tire, f. penac. Est l alleure d un seul traict sans repos, Ainsi dit on, Il va tout d une tire, Vno tractu, Vno impetu, Vno incessu, Ce qu on dit aussi, tout d un traict metaphore prinse du ject d arc. Tire aussi en equippage de femmes signifie… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • tire — vb Tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag, tucker can all mean to make or in some cases to become disinclined or unable to continue because of loss of strength or endurance. Tire is the general and ordinary word and usually implies the draining …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Tire Me — Chanson par Rage Against the Machine extrait de l’album Evil Empire Pays  États Unis Sorti …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tire Me — «Tire Me» Canción de Rage Against the Machine Álbum Evil Empire Grabación 1995 1996 Género …   Wikipedia Español

  • tire — (of a wheel) see tyre. tyre, tire The standard spelling for a wheel s rubber covering is tyre in BrE and tire in AmE. Tire is the older spelling, and may be related to the word attire, a tyre being regarded as a form of ‘clothing’ for the wheel …   Modern English usage

  • tire — tire1 [tīr] vi. tired, tiring [ME tiren < OE tiorian, to fail, be tired, prob. < Gmc * tiuzōn, to stay behind < IE * deus , to cease < base * deu , to move forward] 1. to become in need of rest; become weary or fatigued through… …   English World dictionary


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