In this post you will find a list of English Phrasal Verbs with WEAR. Whether you are learning English for fun or preparing for IELTS, FCE or TOEFL, you will need to know the meanings of these phrasal verbs.
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English Phrasal Verbs with WEAR
to disappear, to reduce gradually because something has been used a lot
ex. We couldn’t make out the names on the door because the letters had been completely worn away.
A bit of grass was worn away because of spring football practice.
to reduce opposition gradually
ex. The “Iron Curtain” was an essential plank of the Cold War strategy to wear down the resistance of people.
The strategy was designed to wear down the enemy’s resistance.
WEAR SOMETHING DOWN
to use to a point where it starts to deteriorate
ex. I bought this jacket a year ago, but I wear it every day so it is completely worn down.
to become less intense, to stop gradually
ex. Your nervousness will wear off once the exams are over.
The effect of this drug should wear off in a couple of hours.
ex. I’ve worked so hard today. I’m worn out.
WEAR (SOMETHING) OUT
to use to a point where it cannot be used anymore
ex. We’ll have to replace this wire, it is completely worn out.
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English Idioms with WEAR
WEAR AND TEAR
meaning: the damage that happens to something in daily use during a period of time (clothes, furniture, one’s health)
ex. This carpet is made from special fibres and should stand a lot of wear and tear.
Rental cars might not have a lot of miles or any obvious damage, but the engine is likely to have a lot of wear and tear.
This material is very strong. It should stand a lot of wear and tear.
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