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wear on

Definition of wear on

  1. 1 :  to annoy or bother (someone) <Their constant talking was wearing on me.>

  2. 2 :  to continue in a way that seems slow <As their visit wore on she started hinting that it was time to leave.> <as the day wore on>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bear or have on the person

    :  to use habitually for clothing, adornment, or assistance

    :  to carry on the person

  1. :  the act of wearing :  the state of being worn :  use

    :  clothing or an article of clothing usually of a particular kind

    :  clothing worn for a special occasion or popular during a specific period

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of striking ability or excellence

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