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strung

[struhng] /strʌŋ/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of string.
Related forms
well-strung, adjective
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strung

/strʌŋ/
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of string
adjective
2.
  1. (of a piano, etc) provided with strings, esp of a specified kind or in a specified manner
  2. (in combination) gut-strung
3.
highly strung, very nervous or volatile in character Usual US and Canadian phrase high-strung
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Word Origin and History for wellstrung
strung
past tense of string (v.). In ref. to nerves, feelings, etc., from 1840; e.g. high-strung (1899 in the fig. sense, originally a musical term, with ref. to stringed instruments, attested from 1748). Slang strung out "addicted" is recorded from 1950s.
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