Phrasal Verb 'Wear'

We have 4 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Wear'.

Wear away

Meaning: Erode, remove gradually

Example: The lawn has been WORN AWAY by people walking across it and it's just bare soil now with hardly a blade of grass.

Wear down

Meaning: Make something weaker

Example: The stress of my job is WEARING me DOWN.

Wear off

Meaning: Stop having an effect

Example: The anaesthetic WORE OFF and my tooth started hurting.

Wear out

Meaning: Use something until it stops working

Example: She played the video so many times that she WORE the tape OUT.