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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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