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Mentally or physically tiring
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“It was a wearing hike through woodland, with Gerald struggling to navigate the same route as the agile canines.”
Causing irritation or annoyance
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“I can see how some people could find this form of humor wearing over an entire movie.”
Having the power of gradually wearing, hanging, or destroying the texture or substance
The gradual destruction or diminution of something
The capacity for withstanding continuous use without damage or deterioration
To be inspiring boredom
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
“Heavy hauls and long stints on the road will wear the tires down more and affect your driving, especially in the rain.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to irk or cause exasperation to
“Her constants need to choose her words carefully was starting to wear me out, even if I understood why it was necessary.”
Present participle for to withstand continued use or life in a specified way
“This carpet is less formal-looking but will wear well.”
Present participle for to tolerate, endure or put up with (something)
“You'd have the fossil fuel interests opposing nuclear power generation, but more importantly, the public just wouldn't wear it.”
Present participle for 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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