strung out

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strung out (comparative more strung out, superlative most strung out)

  1. (slang) Experiencing withdrawal symptoms of an addiction.
    • While he was strung out, he ranted about conspiracies that he couldn't remember when he sobered.
    • 1971, Donald Goines, Dopefiend, page 20:
      She believed he was becoming strung out, if he wasn't hooked yet
  2. Widely spaced.
    • After the storm the armada was strung out over the ocean, unable to cover each other in battle.