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Verb: wear out  wehr awt
  1. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    - tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, outwear, wear down, fag out [Brit, informal], fag [informal], fatigue, knacker [Brit, informal]
  2. Go to pieces
    "The gears wore out";
    - break, wear, bust [informal], fall apart
  3. Deteriorate through use or stress
    "The constant friction wore out the cloth";
    - wear, wear off, wear down, wear thin

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

See also: break apart, chip off

Type of: crumble, decay, deteriorate, dilapidate, indispose

Encyclopedia: Wear out