Translation of "wear" - English-Spanish dictionary

wear

verb uk /weər/ (past tense wore, past participle worn)

A1 to have a piece of clothing, jewellery, etc. on your body

llevar
I wear jeans all the time.
She wears glasses.

to become thin and damaged after being used a lot, or to make this happen

desgastar(se)
The carpet is already starting to wear in places.
→ Phrasal verbs wear off , wear someone out , wear something out

(Translation of “wear” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

wear

verb /weə/ (past tense wore /woː/, past participle worn /woːn/)

to be dressed in or carry on (a part of) the body

llevar; usar
She wore a white dress
Does she usually wear glasses?

to arrange (one’s hair) in a particular way

llevar
She wears her hair in a ponytail.

to have or show (a particular expression)

tener, mostrar
She wore an angry expression on her face.

to (cause to) become thinner etc because of use, rubbing etc

desgastar(se)
This carpet has worn in several places
This sweater is wearing thin at the elbows.

to make (a bare patch, a hole etc ) by rubbing, use etc

hacer (un agujero, etc)
I’ve worn a hole in the elbow of my jacket.

to stand up to use

durar, ser resistente
This material doesn’t wear very well.
wearable adjective

(opposite unwearable) fit to be worn

que se puede llevar/poner
My only wearable coat is at the cleaners.
wearer noun

persona que lleva/viste…
a dress that makes the wearer feel elegant.
wearing adjective

exhausting

agotador, cansado, pesado
I’ve had rather a wearing day.
worn /woːn/ adjective

damaged as a result of use

desgastado, deteriorado
a badly-worn carpet.
wear away phrasal verb

to make or become damaged, thinner, smoother etc through use, rubbing etc

desgastar(se)
The steps have (been) worn away in places.
wear off phrasal verb

to become less

disminuir; desaparecer
The pain is wearing off.
wear out phrasal verb

to (cause to) become unfit for further use

desgastar, romper con el uso
My socks have worn out
I’ve worn out my socks.
worn out adjective

so damaged by use as to be unfit for further use

gastado, estropeado
These shoes are worn out
a worn-out sweater.

very tired

agotado, hecho polvo
His wife is worn out after looking after the children.

(Translation of “wear” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)