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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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