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Noun
Damage or deterioration sustained from continuous use
“Always drive in the correct gear for your speed - it reduces wear and tear on the engine components and also provides improved fuel efficiency.”
Noun
Clothing suitable for a particular purpose or of a particular type
“Casual wear is permitted after hours, as long as it follows the school dress code.”
Noun
The capacity for withstanding continuous use without damage or deterioration
“The suit has about another 10 years of normal wear left in it.”
Verb
Be clothed in
“I do wear mini skirts sometimes but black ones not pink ones!”
Verb
Damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
“Rough concrete wears the tires down more quickly.”
Verb
To use up all the physical energy of
“… the job of running their own business wears them sometimes.”
Verb
Withstand continued use or life in a specified way
“This carpet is less formal-looking but will wear well.”
Verb
To accept
“For a start you'd have the fossil fuel interests opposing nuclear power generation, but more importantly the Australian public just wouldn't wear it I think.”
Verb
“In fact, every classical musician had reasons to wear such a smile.”
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