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wear something out (also wear out)

Definition of wear something out also wear out in English:

Use or be used until no longer in good condition or working order: wearing out the stair carpet the type was used again and again until it wore out
More example sentences
  • Find a set you like better than any other, and use them until you wear them out.
  • We take many of these things - I'd add watches, jackets, and a few other types of clothes to the mix - entirely for granted until the old one wears out.
  • Other than that, cheap stuff, sale items, and a lot of hand-me-downs went into each backpack, which was also kept until it either wore out or became too youthful for its owner.
Synonyms
deteriorate, become worn, show signs of wear, come to the end of its life, become useless, wear thin, fray, become threadbare, go into holes, go through, wear through
use up, consume, go through, wear holes in, make threadbare, make worn
See parent entry: wear

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