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wear and tear

noun [U] uk   us  
the damage that happens to an object in ordinary use during a period: Seat covers on trains take a lot of wear and tear.
Translations of “wear and tear”
in Korean 마모…
in Arabic تَمَزّق بِالاستِعمال…
in Portuguese desgaste…
in Catalan desgast…
in Japanese 消耗, いたみ…
in Italian usura, logorio…
in Chinese (Traditional) (一定時期內的)磨損,損耗…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一定时期内的)磨损,损耗…
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