Translation: from spanish

to wear sth

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  • ˌwear (sth) aˈway — phrasal verb to disappear, or to make something disappear, because it has been used or rubbed a lot The inscription on the ring had almost worn away.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌwear (sth) ˈout — phrasal verb to become extremely thin or damaged because of being used a lot, or to make something do this …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌwear sth ˈdown — phrasal verb to make something gradually disappear or become thinner by using or rubbing it The old stone steps had been worn down by years of use.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • wear out — verb 1. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress (Freq. 2) We wore ourselves out on this hike • Syn: ↑tire, ↑wear upon, ↑tire out, ↑wear, ↑weary, ↑jade, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wear something out — USE UP, consume, go through. → wear * * * wear something out (or wear out) 1) use or be used until no longer in good condition or working order wearing out the stair carpet | the type was used again and again until it wore out 2) wear… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wear somebody down — ˌwear sb/sthˈdown derived to make sb/sth weaker or less determined, especially by continuously attacking or putting pressure on them or it over a period of time • Her persistence paid off and she eventually wore me down. • This relentless… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wear and tear — UK US noun [U] INSURANCE ► the damage that happens to an object in ordinary use during a period of time: »The insurer will reduce any payout to take into account wear and tear of the item. general/normal wear and tear »The airline will not accept …   Financial and business terms


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