Translation of wear in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (use)you should get a good ten years' wear out of that coatese abrigo te debería durar por lo menos diez añosthere's not much wear left in that jacketa esa chaqueta no le queda mucha vidaI've had a lot of wear out of these shoesles he dado mucho uso or [colloquial] trote a estos zapatoscarpets that stand hard wear
les he sacado el jugo a estos zapatosalfombras que resisten el uso constantethat part of the carpet gets a lot of wearesa parte de la alfombra se pisa mucho1.2 (damage) you can see the wear on the stepsse ve el desgaste de los peldañosthe sofa's already showing signs of wearel sofá ya está un poco gastadohe was showing signs of wear after his long journeytenía cara de cansado or (in Latin America also) se veía cansado después del largo viajewear and tearuso (masculine) or desgaste naturalto look the worse for wearshe looked very much the worse for wear after the sleepless nightse le notaban los efectos de la noche en velathe curtains/chairs are looking the worse for wear
se veía muy desmejorada tras la noche en vela (Latin America)las cortinas/sillas están or (in Latin America also) se ven viejasExample sentences
- Then he handed out our textbooks; I now had a math book and a history book, and the history book sustained the more wear and tear of the two.
- As a landlord you can refuse to return their deposit if they have caused damage beyond normal wear and tear.
- Most guarantees expressly exclude faults which are the result of misuse by the consumer, accidental damage or normal wear and tear.
- 2 2.1 (wearing of clothes) clothes for evening/everyday wearropa para la noche/para diario or para todos los días2.2 (clothing) children's/evening wearropa de niños/para la nochethe correct wear for such an occasionla vestimenta or ropa apropiada para tal ocasiónExample sentences
- The two brands provide a series of swimwear, gym wear, underwear and accessories which are young, sporty and sexy.
- The programme began shortly after 8pm and featured the delegates in traditional East Indian wear and evening gowns.
- Today, these outfits serve as stage costumes rather than street wear.
transitive verb past tense wore past participle worn
- 1 1.1 (clothes)she was wearing a black dresstenía puesto or llevaba un vestido negroI've got nothing to wearno tengo qué ponermewhat shall I wear to the party?¿qué me pongo para ir a la fiesta?she wears green a lotse viste mucho de verdeshe doesn't wear skirts
tiene mucha ropa verdeno usa or no se pone faldashe wears size 44 shoescalza (el) 44gloves aren't worn much nowadaysactualmente no se usan or no se llevan mucho los guantesto wear the trousers o (in American English also) pants 1.2 (jewelry/glasses/makeup)I'm not wearing my watchno tengo el reloj puestoshe was wearing a pearl necklacetenía puesto or llevaba un collar de perlaswhy don't you wear your ring?¿por qué no te pones el anillo?what perfume are you wearing?¿qué perfume llevas or tienes puesto?she doesn't wear mascarano usa rímmelhe's wearing make-upestá maquilladoshe wears her hair long/shorttiene or lleva el pelo largo/cortohe wears his hair in a pony tailse peina con cola de caballodo you wear glasses?¿usa anteojos or (especially Spain) gafas?to wear a swordllevar una espadato wear the crown he was wearing a broad smilesonreía de oreja a orejashe wears her age wellse conserva muy bien
no representa la edad que tieneExample sentences
- He had no protective clothing and wore only overalls.
- Both robbers wore balaclavas, dark clothing and hooded jackets.
- The offenders were described only as wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.
- 2 (through use) constant use had worn the soles very thinlas suelas habían quedado muy delgadas con el uso constantehe had worn the collar threadbarehabía gastado el cuello hasta dejarlo raído de tanto usothe step had been worn smoothel peldaño se había alisado con el usoshe's worn holes in the solesles ha hecho agujeros a las suelasthey had worn a path through the hills
se le han agujereado las suelassus pisadas habían marcado un sendero a través de las colinas
- 3 (tolerate)(British English) [colloquial] (usually negative)the tenants wouldn't wear it
consentirlos inquilinos no lo consintieron
no hubo caso con los inquilinos [colloquial]Example sentences
- When it comes to paying too much money for an event the Government just won't wear it.
- For a start you'd have the fossil fuel interests opposing nuclear power generation, but more importantly the Australian public just wouldn't wear it I think.
- To replace bills with coins would save the Treasury at least $500m (£263m) a year. Yet Americans just won't wear it.
intransitive verb past tense wore past participle worn
- 1 (through use)(collar/carpet/tire/brakes)to wear smooth
gastarsealisarseto wear thin (lit: through use) (cloth/metal)gastarse(joke)the elbows had worn very thin
perder la gracialos codos estaban muy gastadosthat excuse is wearing very thinesa excusa ya está muy trillada or ya no convence a nadieher patience began to wear thinse le empezó a acabar la paciencia
empezó a perder la pacienciaExample sentences
- Continually running an older car not designed to use unleaded petrol will eventually cause the coating to wear away, causing damage to the valves and cylinder heads.
- The road surface has worn away.
- The top layer of our concrete patio has worn away.
- Explaining why a formal dress-code hinders your ability to do your job should be easy enough if you're worn a hole through the knee on a pair of pants.
- What is also happening as a result is that a path is being worn across the grass, which does nothing to enhance the look of the area.
- It turned out that the float had been vibrating against the body of the carburettor and had worn a little hole through it.
- 2 (last) (+ adverb complement) these tiles will wear for yearsestas baldosas durarán añosto wear well (cloth/clothes)durar mucho
dar buen resultado(person)
conservarse bienExample sentences
- Whether you're planning to do the work yourself or get someone in, remember that gravel requires a firm, consolidated base to look good and wear well.
- There's a no-nonsense look about the dashboard area - the car is clearly designed here to wear well and not date.
- These cars perform well; the slightly dowdy interiors wear well and the seat mechanisms have proved robust.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (erode)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (by friction)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (be removed)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (through use)
- 1verb + adverb (get hole in)
(pattern/inscription)2verb + adverb (become eroded)
(determination/resistance)2verb + adverb
(distress/stiffness/numbness)the novelty was beginning to wear off
ya estaba dejando de ser una novedadthe pain will soon wear off
pronto se le ( or te etc) pasará or quitará or irá el dolor2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (remove)
(meeting/drought)as the months wore on
a medida que iban pasando los mesesthe day wore on
seguían pasando las horas
hacer uso y abuso de
hacer uso y abuso de
(person)to wear oneself out
dejar de cama (Latin America) [colloquial]
dejar de cama (Latin America) [colloquial]
agotarse2verb + adverb (through use)
(soles/cloth)the jacket had worn through at the elbows
la chaqueta tenía los codos raídos or tenía agujeros en los codos2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (wear hole in) she had worn through the knees of her jeans
se le habían hecho agujeros en las rodillas de los vaqueros
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