Outwear Out*wear", v. t. 1. To wear out; to consume or destroy by wearing. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To last longer than; to outlast; as, this cloth will outwear the other. ``If I the night outwear.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • outwear — transitive verb (outwore; outworn; wearing) Date: circa 1541 1. wear out, exhaust 2. to last longer than < a fabric that outwears others > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • outwear — verb a) To wear out Crushed impotent beneath this reign of terror, b) To outlast Dazed with mysteries of woe and error …   Wiktionary

  • outwear — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To survive] Syn. sustain, last longer than, outlast; see continue 1 , endure 1 , survive 1 . 2. [To exhaust] Syn. spend, wear out, deplete; see tire 1 , 2 , weary 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To live, exist, or… …   English dictionary for students

  • outwear — out wear || ‚aÊŠt wÉœr / wɜə v. exist longer than; endure longer than; wear out, make worn from use …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outwear — verb (past outwore; past participle outworn) last longer than …   English new terms dictionary

  • outwear — v 1. outlast, wear down, tire out, exhaust, weary, fatigue, weaken, fag, fag out, poop out; waste, dissipate, deplete, erode, destroy; protract, prolong, draw out, drag or spin out. 2.See outlast(defs. 1, 3) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • outwear — out•wear [[t]ˌaʊtˈwɛər[/t]] v. t. wore, worn, wear•ing 1) to wear or last longer than; outlast 2) to exhaust in strength or endurance 3) to wear out; destroy by wearing • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • outwear — /aʊtˈwɛə/ (say owt wair) verb (t) (outwore, outworn, outwearing) 1. to wear or last longer than; outlast. 2. to outlive or outgrow. 3. to wear out; consume by wearing. 4. to exhaust in strength or endurance. 5. to pass time …   Australian English dictionary

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