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outwear Line breaks: out|wear
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈwɛː/

Definition of outwear in English:

verb (past outwore; past participle outworn)

[with object]
Last longer than: a material that will outwear any other waterproof sheeting
More example sentences
  • The free market system has at last come of age and the desirability and need for planned economies such as the welfare state have outworn their use and outstayed their welcome.
  • When the cage outwore its novelty and was sent back to the warehouse, the company was going to discard it.
  • Clocking in at a respectable 44 minutes, the band never outwears its welcome on the listener.

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