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  • 1 wear — wear1 [wer] vt. wore, worn, wearing [ME weren < OE werian, akin to ON verja, Goth wasjan, to clothe < IE base * wes , to clothe > Sans vastra , L vestis, clothing, vestire, to clothe] 1. a) to have on the body or carry on the person… …

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  • 2 wear out — {v.} 1a. To use or wear until useless. * /Bobby got a toy truck that would run on a battery, and he used it so much that he soon wore it out./ * /The stockings are so worn out that they can t be mended any more./ Compare: GIVE OUT(4), USE UP. 1b …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 wear out — {v.} 1a. To use or wear until useless. * /Bobby got a toy truck that would run on a battery, and he used it so much that he soon wore it out./ * /The stockings are so worn out that they can t be mended any more./ Compare: GIVE OUT(4), USE UP. 1b …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4 wear something away — ˌwear aˈway | ˌwear sthaˈway derived to become, or make sth become, gradually thinner or smoother by continuously using or rubbing it • The inscription on the coin had worn away. • The steps had been worn away by the feet of thousands of pilgrims …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 wear — wear1 [ wer ] (past tense wore [ wɔr ] ; past participle worn [ wɔrn ] ) verb *** 1. ) transitive to have something on your body as clothing, decoration, or protection: He was wearing jeans and a T shirt. She wasn t wearing any makeup. I don t… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 wear — wear1 W1S1 [weə US wer] v past tense wore [wo: US wo:r] past participle worn [wo:n US wo:rn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your body)¦ 2¦(hair)¦ 3¦(damage)¦ 4 wear well 5¦(expression)¦ 6 something is wearing thin 7 wear the trousers …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 wear — 1 verb past tense wore past participle worn 1 ON YOUR BODY (T) to have something such as clothes, shoes, or jewellery on your body: I m going to wear a black dress and my diamond earrings. | Why aren t you wearing your glasses? | wear a seatbelt… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 wear — 1. v. & n. v. (past wore; past part. worn) 1 tr. have on one s person as clothing or an ornament etc. (is wearing shorts; wears earrings). 2 tr. be dressed habitually in (wears green). 3 tr. exhibit or present (a facial expression or appearance)… …

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  • 9 Wear — For other uses, see Wear (disambiguation). v · d · e Materials failure modes …

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  • 10 wear — wearer, n. /wair/, v., wore, worn, wearing, n. v.t. 1. to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like: to wear a coat; to wear a saber; to wear a disguise. 2. to have or use on the person… …

    Universalium

  • 11 wear — I. /wɛə / (say wair) verb (wore, worn, wearing) –verb (t) 1. to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like: to wear a coat; to wear a watch; to wear a disguise. 2. to have or use on a person… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 wear — I UK [weə(r)] / US [wer] verb Word forms wear : present tense I/you/we/they wear he/she/it wears present participle wearing past tense wore UK [wɔː(r)] / US [wɔr] past participle worn UK [wɔː(r)n] / US [wɔrn] *** 1) a) [transitive] to have… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 wear down — verb 1. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress (Freq. 1) We wore ourselves out on this hike • Syn: ↑tire, ↑wear upon, ↑tire out, ↑wear, ↑weary, ↑jade, ↑ …

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  • 14 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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  • 15 wear*/*/*/ — [weə] (past tense wore [wɔː] ; past participle worn [wɔːn] ) verb I 1) [T] to have something on your body as clothing, decoration, or protection He was wearing jeans and a T shirt.[/ex] She wasn t wearing any make up.[/ex] He wears glasses… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 wear — Synonyms and related words: abate, abide, ablate, ablation, about ship, abrade, abrase, abrasion, abrasive, act a part, affect, apparel, array, assume, atomization, attire, attrition, back and fill, bark, bate, be dressed in, be eaten away, be… …

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  • 17 wear down — 1) PHR V ERG If you wear something down or if it wears down, it becomes flatter or smoother as a result of constantly rubbing against something else. [V P n (not pron)] Pipe smokers sometimes wear down the tips of their teeth where they grip… …

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  • 18 wear out — phrasal verb Word forms wear out : present tense I/you/we/they wear out he/she/it wears out present participle wearing out past tense wore out past participle worn out 1) [transitive] to make someone feel very tired She was worn out from looking… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 wear\ out — v 1a. To use or wear until useless. Bobby got a toy truck that would run on a battery, and he used it so much that he soon wore it out. The stockings are so worn out that they can t be mended any more. Compare: give out(4), use up 1b. To become… …

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  • 20 wear — v 1. dress in, don, put on, slip into or on, get into, step into; display, show off, parade, flaunt, flourish, Inf. sport; bear, carry, exhibit, show, manifest, evince, reveal; assume, adopt. 2. impair, deteriorate, degenerate, worsen, canker,… …

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