Meaning of “wear sb down” in the English Dictionary


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wear sb down

phrasal verb with wear uk /weər/ us /wer/ verb wore, worn

to make someone feel tired and less able to deal successfully with a situation:

Both sides are trying to wear the other down by being obstinate in the negotiations.
All the stress and extra travel is beginning to wear him down.

(Definition of “wear sb down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)