An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (used up)
a. desgastado
I kept these worn-out sneakers to wear while I'm painting.Guardé estas zapatillas desgastadas para llevar mientras pinto.
b. gastado
The man on the corner was unshaven and was wearing a worn-out jacket.El hombre en la esquina estaba mal afeitado y llevaba una chamarra gastada.
2. (tired)
a. agotado
The worn-out hikers huddled around the fireplace in the lodge.Los excursionistas agotados se apiñaron alrededor del hogar en la cabaña.
b. rendido
The worn-out soldiers were on the verge of collapsing.Los soldados rendidos estaban al punto de desplomarse.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. gastado
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
The band's music is catchy and fun, but doesn't rely on worn-out pop clichés.La música de la banda es pegajosa y divertida, pero no recurre a los gastados clichés del pop.
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worn-out [ˈwɔːnˈaʊt]
1 [+garment, furniture, tyre, component] gastado
...a pair of worn-out corduroys He scowled and removed his worn-out shoes ...the prohibitive cost of replacing worn-out parts ...accidents caused by poorly maintained or worn-out equipment You can arrange for the council to collect worn-out furniture
2 (exhausted) [+person] rendido; agotado
we were worn out after the long walk estábamos rendidos or agotados después de andar tanto
3 [+argument, idea] gastado
Mr Hurd said it was time to set aside worn-out arguments about sanctions
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