Phrasal Verb 'wear'

We have 4 phrasal verb definition 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.