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English verb: wear off

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

SamplesThe constant friction wore out the cloth.

Synonymswear, wear down, wear out, wear thin

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

Broader (hypernym)deteriorate

Narrower (hyponym)ablate, scuff

2. wear off (contact) diminish, as by friction

SamplesErosion wore away the surface.

Synonymswear away

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Narrower (hyponym)abrade, abrase, corrade, rub down, rub off

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