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wear and tear

noun

Definition of WEAR AND TEAR

:  the loss, injury, or stress to which something is subjected by or in the course of use; especially :  normal depreciation

Examples of WEAR AND TEAR

  1. <my favorite jeans finally succumbed to wear and tear and had to be replaced>

First Known Use of WEAR AND TEAR

1666

Rhymes with WEAR AND TEAR

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