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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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