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wear and tearnoun [U]

 /weər ən ˈteər/
the ​damage that comes from ​ordinary use: Most ​tires will last for four ​years with ​normal wear and tear.
(Definition of wear and tear from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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wear and tearnoun [U]

uk   us   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 ​accountwear and tear of the ​item.general/normal wear and tear The ​airline will not ​acceptliability for ​minordamage to the outside of ​luggage caused by ​normalwear and tear.wear and tear on sth The ​fuel additive ​reduceswear and tear on ​carengines.
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(Definition of wear and tear from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wear and tear”
in Arabic تَمَزّق بِالاستِعمال…
in Korean 마모…
in Portuguese desgaste…
in Catalan desgast…
in Japanese 消耗, いたみ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一定时期内的)磨损,损耗…
in Chinese (Traditional) (一定時期內的)磨損,損耗…
in Italian usura, logorio…
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