wear+out

  • 1 wear out — {v.} 1a. To use or wear until useless. * /Bobby got a toy truck that would run on a battery, and he used it so much that he soon wore it out./ * /The stockings are so worn out that they can t be mended any more./ Compare: GIVE OUT(4), USE UP. 1b …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 wear out — {v.} 1a. To use or wear until useless. * /Bobby got a toy truck that would run on a battery, and he used it so much that he soon wore it out./ * /The stockings are so worn out that they can t be mended any more./ Compare: GIVE OUT(4), USE UP. 1b …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 wear out — (something) to use something so much that it can no longer be used. Randy s been cooking in a kitchen that s so old, almost everything in it has simply worn out. He wore out a pair of running shoes every three months. Usage notes: sometimes used… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 4 wear out — index consume, deplete, diminish, exhaust (deplete), impair, misemploy, mistreat, spend …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 wear out — verb 1. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress (Freq. 2) We wore ourselves out on this hike • Syn: ↑tire, ↑wear upon, ↑tire out, ↑wear, ↑weary, ↑jade, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 wear out — 1) PHR V ERG When something wears out or when you wear it out, it is used so much that it becomes thin or weak and unable to be used any more. [V P] Every time she consulted her watch, she wondered if the batteries were wearing out... [V n P]… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 wear out — phrasal verb Word forms wear out : present tense I/you/we/they wear out he/she/it wears out present participle wearing out past tense wore out past participle worn out 1) [transitive] to make someone feel very tired She was worn out from looking… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 wear out — 1) the fabric will eventually wear out Syn: deteriorate, become worn, wear thin, fray, become threadbare, wear through 2) the grandkids wore me out Syn: fatigue, tire out, weary, exhaust, drain, sap …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9 wear out — verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. tire, exhaust 2. to make useless especially by long or hard usage 3. erase, efface 4. to endure through ; outlast < wear out a storm > 5. to consume (as time) …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 wear-out — /wair owt /, n. the act or fact of wearing out; a worn out condition: wear out at the knees of pants. Also, wearout. [1895 1900; n. use of v. phrase wear out] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 wear-out — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: wear out : depreciation through wear the rapidity of wear out of a piece of machinery …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 wear out — verb a) To cause (something) to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use. Youre going to wear out that game if you keep playing so rough with it …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 wear out — use until thin or full of holes, shabby    If you wear out your gloves, we ll provide a new pair …

    English idioms

  • 14 wear out — wear (someone) out to make someone very tired. Those kids wore their grandmother out. The journey wore him out, and he went straight to bed as soon as he got to the hotel …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 15 wear out — Synonyms and related words: ablate, abrade, beat, bugger, burden, burn out, crush one, debilitate, do in, do up, enervate, erode, exhaust, fag, fag out, fatigue, flag, flog, fray, frazzle, fret, harass, haunt, haunt the memory, hide, jade, knock… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 wear\ out — v 1a. To use or wear until useless. Bobby got a toy truck that would run on a battery, and he used it so much that he soon wore it out. The stockings are so worn out that they can t be mended any more. Compare: give out(4), use up 1b. To become… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 17 wear out — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. become worn, be worthless, exhaust; see decay , waste 1 , 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make extremely tired: exhaust, fag (out), tire out. Informal: knock out, tucker (out). Slang: do in, poop1 (out). Idioms:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 wear out — use or wear something until it becomes useless My shoes wore out during my trip to Paris …

    Idioms and examples

  • 19 Wear Out — Durch häufiges Senden eines Spots (TV oder Radio) nutzt die Werbewirksamkeit ab …

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  • 20 wear out — become old and tattered from frequent use; make old and tattered by using frequently …

    English contemporary dictionary


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