wear on
phrasal irritate, fray <
the constant beeping wore on my nerves
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wear on — verb pass slowly (of time) (Freq. 2) The day wore on • Hypernyms: ↑decline, ↑go down, ↑wane • Verb Frames: Something s * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • wear on — phrasal verb Word forms wear on : present tense I/you/we/they wear on he/she/it wears on present participle wearing on past tense wore on past participle worn on 1) [intransitive] if time wears on, it passes My headache grew worse as the evening… …   English dictionary

  • wear on — phr verb Wear on is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑afternoon, ↑century, ↑evening, ↑morning, ↑night …   Collocations dictionary

  • wear on — anger or annoy, tire His constant complaining is beginning to wear on my nerves …   Idioms and examples

  • wear on — Synonyms and related words: be infinitely repetitive, be tedious, beat, burn out, crawl, creep, debilitate, do in, do up, drag, drag along, drag on, enervate, exhaust, fag, fag out, fatigue, flag, frazzle, glut, go on, go on forever, harass, irk …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wear on — (of time) pass slowly or tediously. → wear …   English new terms dictionary

  • wear on — {v.} 1. To anger or annoy; tire. * /Having to stay indoors all day long is tiresome for the children and wears on their mother s nerves./ 2. To drag on; pass gradually or slowly; continue in the same old way. * /Johnny tried to wait up for Santa… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wear on — {v.} 1. To anger or annoy; tire. * /Having to stay indoors all day long is tiresome for the children and wears on their mother s nerves./ 2. To drag on; pass gradually or slowly; continue in the same old way. * /Johnny tried to wait up for Santa… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wear\ on — v 1. To anger or annoy; tire. Having to stay indoors all day long is tiresome for the children and wears on their mother s nerves. 2. To drag on; pass gradually or slowly; continue in the same old way. Johnny tried to wait up for Santa Claus but… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wear on — PHRASAL VERB If you say that time wears on, you mean that it passes, especially when it seems to pass slowly. [V P] As the day wore on Brand found himself increasingly impressed... [V P] The summer days wore on and life returned to its boring… …   English dictionary

  • wear on — the afternoon wore on Syn: pass, elapse, proceed, advance, progress, go by, roll by, march on, slip by/away, fly by/past …   Thesaurus of popular words

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