1. [ verb ] exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress
Synonyms: tire tire_out weary wear_down fag_out fag wear outwear jade fatigue wear_upon

"We wore ourselves out on this hike"

Related terms: refresh indispose exhaust overtire wear tire
2. [ verb ] go to pieces
Synonyms: wear bust fall_apart break

"The lawn mower finally broke" "The gears wore out" "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

Related terms: decay fray chip chip crash crash wear_away wear_away whittle_away break wear
3. [ verb ] deteriorate through use or stress
Synonyms: wear wear_thin wear_off

"The constant friction wore out the cloth"

Related terms: deteriorate ablate scuff wear
Similar spelling:   Werth