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To clothe oneself, or be clothed in, a given dress or garment
“He likes to wear an old leather jacket that has burn holes on the sleeves and a pair of cowboy boots that have broken more than their share of fingers.”
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To carry, or be carrying, something
“Carrying a concealed weapon or pointing a gun at somebody is illegal. But you can wear a gun in full view.”
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To damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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“Heavy hauls and long stints on the road will wear the tires down more and affect your driving, especially in the rain.”
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
“A few blocks later, this faux-cripple walk was starting to wear me out, so I stopped it.”
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To irk or cause exasperation to
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“Her constants need to choose her words carefully was starting to wear me out, even if I understood why it was necessary.”
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To withstand continued use or life in a specified way
“This carpet is less formal-looking but will wear well.”
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To tolerate, endure or put up with (something)
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“You'd have the fossil fuel interests opposing nuclear power generation, but more importantly, the public just wouldn't wear it.”
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To exhibit or present (a particular facial expression or appearance)
“In fact, every classical musician had reasons to wear such a smile.”
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To bore, jade, or cause to be weary or restless
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To display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing
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(of a garment size) To wear or require
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Pretend
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To keep going
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To force a path through
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To test the look or fit of (a garment) by wearing it
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Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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Cause persistent distress or anxiety
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Clothing suitable for a particular purpose or of a particular type
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“Casual wear is permitted after hours, as long as it follows the school dress code.”
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Damage or deterioration sustained from continuous use
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“Driving in the correct gear for your speed will reduce wear and tear on the car's engine components.”
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The capacity for withstanding continuous use without damage or deterioration
“The suit has about another ten years of average wear left in it.”
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