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English verb: wear thin

1. wear thin (change) deteriorate through use or stress

SamplesThe constant friction wore out the cloth.

Synonymswear, wear down, wear off, wear out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deteriorate

Narrower (hyponym)ablate, scuff

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