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English definition of “wear (sth) away”

wear (sth) away

phrasal verb with wear
 
 
/weər/ verb (past tense wore, past participle worn)
to disappear after a lot of time or use, or to make something disappear in this way: The words on the gravestone had worn away completely.Deteriorating and making worse
(Definition of wear (sth) away from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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