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wear and tear

noun [U]
 
 
INSURANCE
the damage that happens to an object in ordinary use during a period of time: The insurer will reduce any payout to take into account wear and tear of the item.general/normal wear and tear The airline will not accept liability for minor damage to the outside of luggage caused by normal wear and tear.wear and tear on sth The fuel additive reduces wear and tear on car engines. →  Compare depreciation
Translations of “wear and tear”
in Korean 마모…
in Arabic تَمَزّق بِالاستِعمال…
in Portuguese desgaste…
in Catalan desgast…
in Japanese 消耗, いたみ…
in Italian usura, logorio…
in Chinese (Traditional) (一定時期內的)磨損,損耗…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一定时期内的)磨损,损耗…
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