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English definition of “wear”

wear

verb [I/T] (WEAKEN)   /weər/ (past tense wore  /wɔr, woʊr/, past participle worn  /wɔrn, woʊrn/)
to make something become weaker, damaged, or thinner because of continuous use: [I] My favorite shirt wore at the collar. [T] I wore a hole in my favorite sweater. [M] Wind and water slowly wore away the mountain’s jagged peak, making it round.
(Definition of wear verb (WEAKEN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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