pooped

[ poopt or poopt out ]SEE DEFINITION OF pooped
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And we can't run before such a sea as this, in our condition; we should be pooped in less than five minutes.

Always carry enough sail to keep the boat racing with the waves, or you are liable to get pooped.

If we had n't set all sail on her, she 'd have been pooped to a certainty; and I can tell you I was in a rare fright, too.

In running off carefully tend your helm, and keep the vessel moving, or you may get pooped.

High-bowed and pooped, and curved like the crescent moon, it was the strangest craft that he had ever seen.

A frigate has no poop, but is said to be pooped when a wave strikes the stern and washes on board.

There was a heavy and irregular sea which pooped the ship, and nearly proved her entire ruin.

The ship was pooped, the name-board washed away, and much damage done.

Pooping—A vessel is said to be pooped when, owing to her not moving fast enough ahead, the sea breaks over her stern.

WORD ORIGIN

"tired," 1931, of unknown origin, perhaps imitative of the sound of heavy breathing from exhaustion (cf. poop (n.2)). But poop, poop out were used in 1920s in aviation, of an engine, "to die." Also there is a verb poop, of ships, "to be overwhelmed by a wave from behind," often with catastrophic consequences (see poop (n.1)); hence in figurative nautical use, "to be overcome and defeated" (attested in 1920s).

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