used up

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

used up

  1. simple past tense and past participle of use up

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. Worn out; depleted; exhausted; having nothing left; useless, due to the expenditure of all resources.
    That used up old man is no good in a fight.
    • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 304.
      1840, A chant opposing then-presidential candidate Martin Van Buren: "And with them we'll beat Van, Van, Van/Van is a used up man".