Definition of knackered in English:

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knackered

Pronunciation: /ˈnakəd/

adjective

British informal
1Extremely tired: you look absolutely knackered
More example sentences
  • I still had to get up early for work in the morning… which is why I feel absolutely knackered now.
  • By the time I got home I was knackered.
  • Once the euphoria has ebbed away, Torrance will be entitled to feel a bit knackered.
1.1Worn out or damaged by overuse: a knackered CD player
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  • Or maybe the electronic engine control unit is knackered.
  • Well I can ask the same question on my knackered old gas cooker.
  • Funnily enough, 68 years on, that equipment is knackered.

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