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    wore me down

    This wore me down is translated as "made me tired", but it seems to mean "make somebody weaker or less determined". What do you think?

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    ex)Sadly, the friendship with Jerry ended after many years. He had a distinguished teaching career. I know most of his criticism of me was valid, and I learned a great deal from him. But one of the main reasons it ended was that the criticism was so constant. It was never balanced with any form of praise, and eventually it wore me down.

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    Re: wore me down

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    This wore me down is translated as "made me tired", but it seems to mean "make somebody weaker or less determined". What do you think?

    NOT A TEACHER


    Yes, the second definition is quite accurate in my view. However, one can also get tired of being criticised, so I think that the first one also works.

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