overwear
transitive verb (overwore; overworn; -wearing) Date: 1578 wear out, exhaust

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  • Overwear — O ver*wear ( w[^a]r ), v. t. To wear too much; to wear out. Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overwear — O ver*wear ( w[^a]r ), n. Clothing worn over the ordinary indoor clothing, as overcoats, wraps, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overwear — [ō΄vər wer′] vt. overwore, overworn, overwearing to wear out or exhaust …   English World dictionary

  • overwear — /oh veuhr wair /, v.t., overwore, overworn, overwearing. to use or wear excessively; wear out; exhaust; tax: needlessly overwearing her best workers; phrases overworn by repetition. [1570 80; OVER + WEAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • overwear — 1. verb /ˌoʊ.vərˈwɛər/ To wear out; to exhaust. 2. noun /ˌoʊ.vərˈwɛər/ outer clothing …   Wiktionary

  • overwear — /oʊvəˈwɛə/ (say ohvuh wair) verb (t) (overwore, overworn, overwearing) 1. to wear or use excessively, as clothes. 2. to tire, exhaust. {over + wear1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • overwear — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to use up or exhaust by wearing : wear out …   Useful english dictionary

  • overwear syndrome — extreme photophobia, pain, and lacrimation associated with contact lenses, particularly non–gas permeable hard lenses, usually caused by wearing them excessively. Prolonged lens induced corneal hypoxia results in corneal epithelial edema and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Overworn — O ver*worn , p. p. & a. from {Overwear}, v. t. Worn out or subdued by toil; worn out so as to be trite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overwore — /oh veuhr wawr , wohr /, v. pt. of overwear. * * * …   Universalium

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