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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclapped-outˌclapped-ˈout adjective British English  CONDITION/STATE OF somethinga clapped-out car, machine etc is old and in very bad condition
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clapped-outHow do you turn a clapped-out Lada into a Mercedes while driving down the motorway?Making Out sounds most unpromising - about a group of women workers in a clapped-out Manchester electronics factory.On our first call, from a dreadlocked Rastaman, we are faced with a clapped-out Mini Clubman.An old van and a couple of clapped-out motor bikes, and they let them get away.Of course the carpet's a mess - all we've got is a clapped-out old vacuum cleaner.
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