wear (sth) out Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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wear (sth) out

phrasal verb with wear uk   /weər/  us   /wer/ verb (wore, worn)
B1 to use something so much that it is damaged and cannot be used any more, or to become damaged in this way: Moving parts in engines wear out much more quickly than stationary parts.
Translations of “wear (sth) out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 用壞, 磨壞…
in Russian изнашивать(ся)…
in Turkish eskimek/eskitmek, yıpranmak/yıpratmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用坏, 磨坏…
in Polish zużyć coś…
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