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Tire, vb. 1) intr. to tear a prey, to seize and feed on it ravenously (used of birds of prey): “as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, --s with her beak on feathers, flesh and bone,” Ven. 56.* “will like an empty eagle t. on the flesh of me,” H6C I, 1, 269. Metaphorically: “upon that were my thoughts --ing,” Tim. III, 6, 5 (eagerly intent and busy). “when thou shalt be disedged by her that now thou --st on,” Cymb. III, 4, 97. cf. Womantired.
2) tr. to make to feed ravenously, to glut: “in his will his wilful eye he --d,” Lucr. 417.
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