Translation of wear in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (use) See examples:you should get a good ten years' wear out of that coatthere's not much wear left in that jacketese abrigo te debería durar por lo menos diez añosI've had a lot of wear out of these shoesa esa chaqueta no le queda mucha vidacarpets that stand hard wearles he dado mucho uso or [colloquial] trote a estos zapatosles he sacado el jugo a estos zapatosthat part of the carpet gets a lot of wearalfombras que resisten el uso constante1.2 (damage) you can see the wear on the stepsesa parte de la alfombra se pisa muchothe sofa's already showing signs of wearse ve el desgaste de los peldañoshe was showing signs of wear after his long journeyel sofá ya está un poco gastadowear and teartenía cara de cansado or (in Latin America also) se veía cansado después del largo viajeto look the worse for wearshe looked very much the worse for wear after the sleepless nightuso (masculine) or desgaste naturalthe curtains/chairs are looking the worse for wearse le notaban los efectos de la noche en velase 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) See examples: clothes for evening/everyday wear2.2 (clothing) children's/evening wearropa para la noche/para diario or para todos los díasthe correct wear for such an occasionropa de niños/para la nochela 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 dressI've got nothing to weartenía puesto or llevaba un vestido negrowhat shall I wear to the party?no tengo qué ponermeshe wears green a lot¿qué me pongo para ir a la fiesta?she doesn't wear skirtsse viste mucho de verdetiene mucha ropa verdehe wears size 44 shoesno usa or no se pone faldasgloves aren't worn much nowadayscalza (el) 44to wear the trousers o (in American English also) pants 1.2 (jewelry/glasses/makeup)I'm not wearing my watchactualmente no se usan or no se llevan mucho los guantesshe was wearing a pearl necklaceno tengo el reloj puestowhy don't you wear your ring?tenía puesto or llevaba un collar de perlaswhat perfume are you wearing?¿por qué no te pones el anillo?she doesn't wear mascara¿qué perfume llevas or tienes puesto?he's wearing make-upno usa rímmelshe wears her hair long/shortestá maquilladohe wears his hair in a pony tailtiene or lleva el pelo largo/cortodo you wear glasses?se peina con cola de caballoto wear a sword¿usa anteojos or (especially Spain) gafas?to wear the crown he was wearing a broad smilellevar una espadashe wears her age wellsonreía de oreja a orejase conserva muy bienExample 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) See examples: constant use had worn the soles very thinhe had worn the collar threadbarelas suelas habían quedado muy delgadas con el uso constantethe step had been worn smoothhabía gastado el cuello hasta dejarlo raído de tanto usoshe's worn holes in the solesel peldaño se había alisado con el usothey had worn a path through the hillsles ha hecho agujeros a las suelasse 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 itlos inquilinos no lo consintieronno 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 smoothgastarseto wear thin (lit: through use) (cloth/metal)alisarsegastarse(joke)the elbows had worn very thinthat excuse is wearing very thinlos codos estaban muy gastadosher patience began to wear thinesa excusa ya está muy trillada or ya no convence a nadiese le empezó a acabar la pacienciaempezó 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 yearsto wear well (cloth/clothes)estas baldosas durarán añosdurar muchodar 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)
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