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wear sb down

verb uk phrasal verb with wear   /weər/ us    /wer/ (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.
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