Etymology
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strung

past tense and past participle of string (v.). From 1680s as an adjective; in reference to nerves, feelings, etc., from 1840. Strung out is from 1902 as "spread out in a line;" slang meaning "addicted" is recorded from 1959.

updated on December 11, 2013

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Definitions of strung from WordNet

strung (adj.)
that is on a string;
keys strung on a red cord
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