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Verb: wear off  wehr óf
  1. Deteriorate through use or stress
    - wear, wear out, wear down, wear thin
  2. Diminish, as by friction
    "Erosion wore off the surface";
    - wear away

Derived forms: wore off, wearing off, worn off, wears off

See also: bust [informal]

Type of: deteriorate, remove, take, take away, withdraw