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wear

verb   /weər/ ( past tense wore, past participle worn)
A1 to have a piece of clothing, jewellery, etc. on your body llevar I wear jeans all the time. She wears glasses.
to become thin and damaged after being used a lot, or to make this happen desgastar(se) The carpet is already starting to wear in places.
→  Phrasal verbs wear off , wear someone out , wear something out
(Definition of wear from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

wear

verb /weə/ ( past tense wore /woː/, past participle worn /woːn/)
to be dressed in or carry on (a part of) the body llevar; usar She wore a white dress Does she usually wear glasses?
to arrange (one’s hair) in a particular way llevar She wears her hair in a ponytail.
to have or show (a particular expression) tener, mostrar She wore an angry expression on her face.
to (cause to) become thinner etc because of use, rubbing etc desgastar(se) This carpet has worn in several places This sweater is wearing thin at the elbows.
to make (a bare patch, a hole etc ) by rubbing, use etc hacer (un agujero, etc) I’ve worn a hole in the elbow of my jacket.
to stand up to use durar, ser resistente This material doesn’t wear very well.
wearable adjective
(opposite unwearable) fit to be worn que se puede llevar/poner My only wearable coat is at the cleaners.
wearer noun
persona que lleva/viste… a dress that makes the wearer feel elegant.
wearing adjective
exhausting agotador, cansado, pesado I’ve had rather a wearing day.
worn /woːn/ adjective
damaged as a result of use desgastado, deteriorado a badly-worn carpet.
wear away phrasal verb
to make or become damaged, thinner, smoother etc through use, rubbing etc desgastar(se) The steps have (been) worn away in places.
wear off phrasal verb
to become less disminuir; desaparecer The pain is wearing off.
wear out phrasal verb
to (cause to) become unfit for further use desgastar, romper con el uso My socks have worn out I’ve worn out my socks.
worn out adjective
so damaged by use as to be unfit for further use gastado, estropeado These shoes are worn out a worn-out sweater.
very tired agotado, hecho polvo His wife is worn out after looking after the children.
(Definition of wear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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