Definition of bushed in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʊʃt/


1Tired out; exhausted: unless you’re totally bushed, it’s best to press on
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  • We finally got her to sleep about 7.00 am so we were all fairly bushed.
  • We've been over to see Dad today before doing a bit of shopping, so now we're chilling, totally bushed and ready for a drink!
  • He looks genuinely bushed, and that's a great shame, because he's played some fantastic tennis here.
2Australian /NZ Lost in the bush.
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  • Bushmanship was the talent, akin to that of Aborigines, for finding one's way through the bush, relying only on natural signs; to be bushed was to lose one's way, perhaps figuratively as well as geographically.
  • I have a reasonable good understanding of maps and have never been truly lost, although I have been "bushed" a few times.
  • If you get yourself "bushed" (lost) on one of these legs, you also need to be able to navigate on a "back bearing" using the compass to backtrack your way out.
2.1Flummoxed or bewildered.
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  • This has me bushed, so if anyone can tell me if this unit actually can do this I would be very grateful.
  • Now for Mr John Campbell, I think he has been a little bit bushed in his remarks about the murder of a young man named Kelly.
3Canadian Psychologically disturbed on account of isolation: unused to solitude, he went bushed
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  • Much of the film takes place within the confines of a cabin during the winter, and the faces on the characters by the time spring rolls around add a new dimension to the idea of being ‘bushed’.
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