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  • n  military uniform worn by military personnel when doing menial labor
  • n  temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
  • n  used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
  • n  (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something
  • n  labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)
    they were assigned to kitchen fatigues
  • v  lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
  • v  exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

  • Men in clean, dark green fatigues organize would-be recruits.
  • It showed a plump, middle-aged man wearing combat fatigues and a forage cap and sporting a thick beard streaked with grey.
  • Whether it is a red tie peeking out of his formal suits during official state visits, a red beret topping the olive fatigues he often wears as a tribute to his military background .
News & Articles

  • Army veteran charged in fatal stabbing of South Side man
    A Zion man who was described by his lawyer as an Army veteran and National Guardsman was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail Tuesday for a 2011 fatal stabbing on the Far South Side. Michael Shegog, now 34, was seen in Karrieem Dixon’s car wearing Army fatigues on Dec. 14, 2011 — the last time Dixon’s family saw him, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Amanda Pillsbury said. When police ...
    June 11, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times
  • Valor Games help veterans battle through injuries
    Ryan Sykes stares intently at his computer, scrolling through photos where a rugged-looking man, wearing fatigues and often carrying a weapon, poses in mountainous terrain. "That's who I am," Sykes says in a halting voice. "I'm trying to be that same guy."
    June 11, 2013 - Stars and Stripes
  • Clarence Thomas, campus radical?
    He wore a black beret and army fatigues, warned people that a revolution was coming and memorized the speeches of Malcolm X.
    June 10, 2013 - CNN

  • Thomas Paine in WOOD-TV
    As Thomas Paine said in 1777, "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."
  • Josh Lewsey in ic Wales
    Sport can be a cruel thing but I will get behind the team. We started this on June 24 in military fatigues (on a training camp with the Royal Marines) and I am not going home yet,said Lewsey. "Ultimately what matters this weekend is that...
  • Jeff Lebo in AUtigers.com (subscription)
    Fortson is terrific,Lebo says. "He's got a motor, too. You talk about a guy that never stops, never fatigues and never gets tired. He's outstanding at getting into the paint, using his body, jumping into you, scoring in traffic. He kind of...

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