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wear

 (wâr)
v. wore (wôr), worn (wôrn), wear·ing, wears
v.tr.
1. To carry or have on one's person as covering, adornment, or protection: wearing a jacket; must wear a seat belt.
2. To carry or have habitually on one's person, especially as an aid: wears glasses.
3. To display in one's appearance: always wears a smile.
4. To bear, carry, or maintain in a particular manner: wears her hair long.
5. To fly or display (colors). Used of a ship, jockey, or knight.
6. To damage, diminish, erode, or consume by long or hard use, attrition, or exposure. Often used with away, down, or off: rocks worn away by the sea; shoes worn down at the heels.
7. To produce by constant use, attrition, or exposure: eventually wore hollows in the stone steps.
8. To bring to a specified condition by long use or attrition: wore the clothes to rags; pebbles worn smooth.
9. To fatigue, weary, or exhaust: Your incessant criticism has worn my patience.
10. Nautical To make (a sailing ship) come about with the wind aft.
v.intr.
1.
a. To last under continual or hard use: a fabric that will wear.
b. To last through the passage of time: a friendship that wears well.
2. To break down or diminish through use or attrition: The rear tires began to wear.
3. To pass gradually or tediously: The hours wore on.
4. Nautical To come about with stern to windward.
n.
1. The act of wearing or the state of being worn; use: This shirt is ideal for wear in sultry climates.
2. Clothing, especially of a particular kind or for a particular use. Often used in combination: rainwear; footwear.
3. Damage resulting from use or age: The rug shows plenty of wear.
4. The ability to withstand impairment from use or attrition: The engine has plenty of wear left.
Phrasal Verbs:
wear down
To break down or exhaust by relentless pressure or resistance: The child's pleading finally wore her parents down.
wear off
To diminish gradually in effect: The drug wore off.
wear out
1. To make or become unusable through long or heavy use: wore out a pair of hockey skates; a vacuum that finally wore out.
2. To exhaust; tire: Raking the leaves wore me out.
3. To use up or consume gradually: His complaining finally wore out my patience.
Idioms:
wear the pants/trousers Informal
To exercise controlling authority in a household.
wear thin
1. To be weakened or eroded gradually: Her patience is wearing thin.
2. To become less convincing, acceptable, or popular, as through repeated use: excuses that are wearing thin.

[Middle English weren, from Old English werian; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]

wear′er n.

wear off

vb (adverb)
1. (intr) to decrease in intensity gradually: the pain will wear off in an hour.
2. to disappear or cause to disappear gradually through exposure, use, etc: the pattern on the ring had been worn off.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.wear off - deteriorate through use or stresswear off - deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth"
deteriorate - become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
ablate - wear away through erosion or vaporization
scuff - get or become scuffed; "These patent leather shoes scuffed"
2.wear off - diminish, as by friction; "Erosion wore away the surface"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Translations
يَزول، يَخِف، يَقِل
fortage sig
afmást, minnka
yavaş yavaş azalmak/geçmek

w>wear off

vi
(= diminish)nachlassen, sich verlieren; don’t worry, it’ll wear off!keine Sorge, das gibt sich ? novelty
(= disappear) (paint)abgehen; (plating, gilt)sich abwetzen

wear

(weə) past tense wore (woː) ; past participle worn (woːn) verb
1. to be dressed in or carry on (a part of) the body. She wore a white dress; Does she usually wear spectacles?
2. to arrange (one's hair) in a particular way. She wears her hair in a pony-tail.
3. to have or show (a particular expression). She wore an angry expression.
4. to (cause to) become thinner etc because of use, rubbing etc. This carpet has worn in several places; This sweater is wearing thin at the elbows.
5. to make (a bare patch, a hole etc) by rubbing, use etc. I've worn a hole in the elbow of my jacket.
6. to stand up to use. This material doesn't wear very well.
noun
1. use as clothes etc. I use this suit for everyday wear; Those shoes won't stand much wear.
2. articles for use as clothes. casual wear; sportswear; leisure wear.
3. (sometimes wear and tear) damage due to use. The hall carpet is showing signs of wear.
4. ability to withstand use. There's plenty of wear left in it yet.
ˈwearable adjective
(negative unwearable) fit to be worn. My only wearable coat is at the cleaners.
ˈwearer noun
a dress that makes the wearer feel elegant.
ˈwearing adjective
exhausting. I've had rather a wearing day.
worn (woːn) adjective
damaged as a result of use. a badly-worn carpet.
wear away
to make or become damaged, thinner, smoother etc through use, rubbing etc. The steps have (been) worn away in places.
wear off
to become less. The pain is wearing off.
wear out
to (cause to) become unfit for further use. My socks have worn out; I've worn out my socks.
worn out
1. so damaged by use as to be unfit for further use. These shoes are worn out; a worn-out sweater.
2. very tired. His wife is worn out after looking after the children.
References in classic literature ?
Thus, you see, having committed a crime once is a sad handle to the committing of it again; whereas all the regret and reflections wear off when the temptation renews itself.
If I have," said Nightingale, "I am sorry for it; but time and absence will soon wear off such impressions.
Ozma, especially, made much of Dorothy's relatives, for her little friend's sake, and she well knew that the awkwardness and strangeness of their new mode of life would all wear off in time.
It must seem a bit odd at first, I suppose, but it will wear off all right.
Well, it will wear off, they will be changed before I come again.
The novelty of playing on clay will not wear off either and this week can only help her, with Wimbledon just over a month away.
Summary: Maybelline should blush, and pay up, for overstating how long it takes a popular brand of lipstick and lip gloss to wear off, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday.
born The melanin Would wear off their skin As midwives Cleaned the flow