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wear (sth) away

phrasal verb with wear uk   /weər/  us   /wer/ verb (wore, worn)
to become thin and disappear after repeated use or rubbing, or to cause something to become thin and disappear in this way: In some diseases, the protective layer in a joint wears away.
Translations of “wear (sth) away”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)磨損,磨掉…
in Russian стирать(ся), исчезать…
in Turkish bir zaman sonra kaybolmak, kullanılarak zamanla gözden kaybetmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)磨损,磨掉…
in Polish zacierać się/ coś…
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