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wear thin

Definition of wear thin

  1. 1 :  to become less than the usual, original, or needed number or amount <I'd been waiting almost an hour, and my patience was wearing thin.>

  2. 2 :  to become ineffective or uninteresting because of being too familiar or used too often <His charm is beginning to wear thin.>

  3. 3 :  to become thin because of use <The rug by the door is wearing thin and needs to be replaced.>

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

  1. :  having little extent from one surface to its opposite

    :  measuring little in cross section or diameter

    :  not dense in arrangement or distribution

  1. :  to make thin or thinner:

    :  to reduce in thickness or depth :  attenuate

    :  to make less dense or viscous

  1. :  in a thin manner :  thinly

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a jerking and twitching of the body

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