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Wiktionary

  1. wear outverb

    Synonyms:
    outwear

  2. wear outverb

    To cause (something) to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use.

    Synonyms:
    outwear

  3. wear outverb

    To deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain.

    Synonyms:
    outwear

  4. wear outverb

    To exhaust; to cause or contribute to another's exhaustion, fatigue, or weariness, as by continued strain or exertion.

    Synonyms:
    outwear

  5. wear outverb

    To become exhausted, tired, fatigued, or weary, as by continued strain or exertion.

    I'm wearing out, guys. Time to go to sleep.

    Synonyms:
    outwear

  6. wear outverb

    Of apparel, displayed in public.

    Those sweatpants are great for loafing around the house, but they're not meant to be worn out.

    Synonyms:
    outwear

  7. wear outverb

    Of a shirt, not tucked into the pants; worn in a casual manner.

    A dress shirt should be tucked in, but a t-shirt can be worn out.

    Synonyms:
    outwear

  8. wear outverb

    To punish by spanking.

    Synonyms:
    outwear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wear out

    To tire is to reduce strength in any degree by exertion; one may be tired just enough to make rest pleasant, or even unconsciously tired, becoming aware of the fact only when he ceases the exertion; or, on the other hand, he may be, according to the common phrase, "too tired to stir;" but for this extreme condition the stronger words are commonly used. One who is fatigued suffers from a conscious and painful lack of strength as the result of some overtaxing; an invalid may be fatigued with very slight exertion; when one is wearied, the painful lack of strength is the result of long-continued demand or strain; one is exhausted when the strain has been so severe and continuous as utterly to consume the strength, so that further exertion is for the time impossible. One is fagged by drudgery; he is jaded by incessant repetition of the same act until it becomes increasingly difficult or well-nigh impossible; as, a horse is jaded by a long and unbroken journey.

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, fag, fatigue, harass, jade, tire, weary

    Antonyms:
    invigorate, recreate, refresh, relax, relieve, repose, rest, restore

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigueverb

    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

    "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

    Synonyms:
    wear thin, exhaust, toil, play out, grind, dig, hold out, moil, tire, don, put on, endure, bore, pall, have on, assume, weary, break, fall apart, jade, tire out, wear upon, get into, bust, travail, drudge, labour, wear off, run down, outwear, wear down, sap, labor, fatigue, fag out, wear, bear

  2. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apartverb

    go to pieces

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

    Synonyms:
    crack, raid, tire out, break away, give way, hold out, soften, reveal, develop, unwrap, conk out, assume, jade, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, discover, snap off, stop, go, demote, tire, break out, separate, don, split, give away, damp, wear off, smash, get into, interrupt, have on, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, let on, get around, cave in, wear down, break-dance, break up, check, wear thin, give out, break in, give, split up, wear upon, better, burst, go bad, endure, rupture, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, weary, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fatigue, break down, fall in, tear, put on, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, fag out, offend, kick downstairs, bear, part, infract, outwear, fail, come apart, bankrupt, crumble, go to pieces, expose, break, discontinue, intermit, snap, wear

  3. wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thinverb

    deteriorate through use or stress

    "The constant friction wore out the cloth"

    Synonyms:
    wear thin, weary, hold out, wear upon, wear away, get into, wear, fatigue, have on, assume, put on, break, tire, wear off, fag out, bust, fall apart, outwear, don, tire out, bear, wear down, endure, jade

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wear out

    Synonyms:
    consume, WASTE

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How to use wear out in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Johnson, Rasselas:

    Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed; they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.

  2. Peter Layton:

    I think China wants to keep the JASDF off-balance and reactive, wear out its aircraft and air crew, gain training and keep the pressure up daily on who owns the disputed islands.

  3. Charles Lister:

    I think the regime played a very, very sly game, they were playing spoiler with the full knowledge that the opposition’s patience would wear out.

  4. Adrian Hill:

    It's a difficult disease to deal with. The tools we have are modestly effective but drugs and insecticides wear out -- after 10, 20 years mosquitoes become resistant. There's a real concern that in 2020s, [ cases ] are going to jump back up again.

  5. Oséias Gulart:

    Love does not end,it does not corrupt end it does not wear out,what ends up is the capacity of the human being to love.


Translations for wear out

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  • ausleiernGerman
  • väsyä, uuvuttaa, väsyttää, kulua, kuluttaaFinnish
  • user, harasser, fatiguerFrench
  • caithIrish
  • 疲れる, 擦り減る, 疲れさせる, 擦り減らすJapanese
  • taiākotikotiMāori
  • llik'iyQuechua
  • утомляться, изнашивать, изнашиваться, уставать, изнурять, изматыватьRussian
  • hao mònVietnamese

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