Phrasal Verbs Using 'Wear'

Wear away

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

Make something weaker

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

Wear off

Stop having an effect

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

Wear out

Use something until it stops working

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