done up

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

done up

  1. past participle of do up

Adjective[edit]

done up (comparative more done up, superlative most done up)

  1. (colloquial, obsolete) Worn-out, exhausted.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      "You'd better lie down for a bit. I expect you're about done up." -- "There's nowhere for me to lie down, sir," he answered, and there was in his voice a humbleness which was very distressing. -- "Don't you know anyone in the house who'll give you a shakedown? -- "No, sir."