1. [late 18C+] (also beat out, bet) of a person, exhausted, tired out, emotionally and physically.
2. [mid-19C–1930s] (US, also beaten) amazed, astonished, at a loss.
3. [1930s+] depressed, emotionally raw; post 1950s esp. in comb. beat generation.
4. [1930s+] of a thing, worn out, no longer fashionable.
5. [1930s+] (orig. US black) of people, out of funds.
6. [1940s–50s] (US drugs) adulterated.
7. [1940s+] (US) useless, worthless, boring.
8. [1940s+] (orig. US) disillusioned, sad, world-weary.
9. [1950s] (US drugs) of an addict, craving for a dose of a drug.
10. [1950s–70s] of objects, shabby, battered, worn-out.
11. [1980s] (US campus) bad, depressing.
12. [1980s+] (US campus) very ugly.
13. [1980s+] (US campus) stupid, weak, ineffectual.
1. [1940s–60s] short of, usu. money.
2. [1960s] to be deprived of.
[1940s] (US black/Harlem) short of cash, temporarily impoverished.
[1980s] (US) extremely exhausted.
[1930s–50s] (US black) tired out, utterly exhausted.