consume+gradually

  • 1 eat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. consume, devour, eat up, feed, fare; erode, corrode, wear, rust. See food, deterioration. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To take as food] Syn. consume, devour, bite, chew, swallow, dine, feed, feed on, have a …

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  • 2 wear — wearer, n. /wair/, v., wore, worn, wearing, n. v.t. 1. to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like: to wear a coat; to wear a saber; to wear a disguise. 2. to have or use on the person… …

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  • 3 waste — wastable, adj. wasteless, adj. /wayst/, v., wasted, wasting, n., adj. v.t. 1. to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail or profit; squander: to waste money; to waste words. 2. to fail or neglect to use: to …

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  • 4 wear — [[t]wɛər[/t]] v. wore, worn, wear•ing, n. 1) to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, support, ornament, or the like: to wear a coat; to wear a wig[/ex] 2) to bear or have in one s aspect or appearance: to wear a smile[/ex] …

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  • 5 waste — [c]/weɪst / (say wayst) verb (wasted, wasting) –verb (t) 1. to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail; squander: to waste money; to waste time; to waste effort; to waste words. 2. to fail or neglect to use …

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  • 6 waste — [[t]weɪst[/t]] v. wast•ed, wast•ing, n. adj. 1) to consume or use to no avail or profit; squander: to waste natural resources[/ex] 2) to fail or neglect to use 3) to destroy or consume gradually; wear away: waves wasting the rocky shore[/ex] 4)… …

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  • 7 To wear away — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 8 To wear off — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 9 To wear on — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 10 To wear out — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 11 To wear the breeches — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 12 To wear upon — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 13 Wear — Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin to… …

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  • 14 Weared — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 15 Wearing — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 16 Wore — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 17 Worn — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …

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  • 18 wear — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. last, endure; use, show, display; tire, fatigue, weary; bear, don, put on; carry, have on; waste, consume, spend; rub, chafe, fray, abrade; jibe, tack, veer, yaw. See weariness, friction. n. clothing …

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  • 19 wear — I. v. a. 1. Carry (upon the person), bear, have on. 2. Bear, have an appearance of, exhibit in appearance. 3. Use up by having upon one. 4. Impair (by use), waste, consume by use, use up, wear away, wear out. 5. Impair, waste, diminish, consume… …

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  • 20 wear — I. /wɛə / (say wair) verb (wore, worn, wearing) –verb (t) 1. to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like: to wear a coat; to wear a watch; to wear a disguise. 2. to have or use on a person… …

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