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wear off

phrasal verb with wear uk   /weər/ us   /wer/ verb wore, worn
B2 If a feeling or the effect of something wears off, it gradually disappears: Most patients find that the numbness from the injection wears off after about an hour.
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phrasal verb with wear us   /weər/ verb past tense wore /wɔr, woʊr/ , past participle worn /wɔrn, woʊrn/
to stop having an effect or influence: The vaccine wears off after 10 years.
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