wear away

  • 1 wear\ away — • wear down • wear off • wear away v 1. To remove or disappear little by little through use, time, or the action of weather. Time and weather have worn off the name on the gravestone. The eraser has worn off my pencil. The grass has worn away… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 2 wear away — • wear off • wear away remove or disappear little by little by use, time or weather The name on the front of my passport has worn off from using it too much …

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  • 3 wear away — index consume, decay, degenerate, diminish, erode, expire, languish, lessen, spend …

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  • 4 wear away — verb 1. cut away in small pieces • Syn: ↑whittle away, ↑whittle down • Hypernyms: ↑damage • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something …

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  • 5 wear away — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms wear away : present tense I/you/we/they wear away he/she/it wears away present participle wearing away past tense wore away past participle worn away to disappear, or to make something disappear,… …

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  • 6 wear away — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, abrade, abrase, absorb, abstract, assimilate, atomize, bark, bate, be all over, be consumed, be eaten away, be gone, be no more, become extinct, become void, bite, bleed white, blow over, break, break up …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7 wear away — PHR V ERG If you wear something away or if it wears away, it becomes thin and eventually disappears because it is used a lot or rubbed a lot. [V P n (not pron)] It had a saddle with springs sticking out, which wore away the seat of my pants... [V …

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  • 8 wear away — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To consume gradually, as by chemical reaction or friction: bite, corrode, eat, erode, gnaw, wear. See ATTACK. II verb See wear …

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  • 9 wear away — See: WEAR DOWN …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 10 wear away — See: WEAR DOWN …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 wear away —    obsolete    to die a lingering death    Usually from the consumption or pulmonary tuberculosis:     Sickened. Took the bed, an wear awa . (Grant, 1884) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 12 wear away — I. 1. (Active.) Waste, consume, impair, diminish, destroy by gradual attrition, wear. 2. Consume, spend tediously, use up. II. (Neuter.) Be consumed, be wasted …

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  • 13 wear away — verb to erode gradually and progressively …

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  • 14 wear away — waste, squander, spend …

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  • 15 To wear away — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 Wear — Wear, v. i. 1. To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 wear down — [wear off] or[wear away] {v.} 1. To remove or disappear little by little through use, time, or the action of weather. * /Time and weather have worn off the name on the gravestone./ * /The eraser has worn off my pencil./ * /The grass has worn away …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 18 wear down — [wear off] or[wear away] {v.} 1. To remove or disappear little by little through use, time, or the action of weather. * /Time and weather have worn off the name on the gravestone./ * /The eraser has worn off my pencil./ * /The grass has worn away …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 19 wear\ down — • wear down • wear off • wear away v 1. To remove or disappear little by little through use, time, or the action of weather. Time and weather have worn off the name on the gravestone. The eraser has worn off my pencil. The grass has worn away… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 20 wear\ off — • wear down • wear off • wear away v 1. To remove or disappear little by little through use, time, or the action of weather. Time and weather have worn off the name on the gravestone. The eraser has worn off my pencil. The grass has worn away… …

    Словарь американских идиом