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English definition of “wear”

wear

noun [U] (USE)    /weər/ US  /wer/
the amount or type of use an object has had or can be expected to have, especially before showing damage: I've had a lot of wear out of these boots - I've had them for five years. I've only worn the shirt a couple of times and it's already showing signs of wear (= damage).Using and misusing
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