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English definition of “wear something out”

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wear something out

phrasal verb with wear
 
/weər/ verb (wore, worn)
B1 to use something so much that it is damaged and cannot be used any more: He’s already worn out two pairs of shoes this year.
Translations of “wear something out”
in Korean 물건을 헐게 하다…
in Arabic يَهْري, يَبْلي…
in Portuguese usar algo até gastar, usar algo até o fim…
in Catalan desgastar ac…
in Japanese (物)をすり減らす…
in Italian consumare qualcosa…
(Definition of wear something out from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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