outwear

verb out·wear \ ˌau̇t-ˈwer \

Definition of outwear

outwore play \ˌau̇t-ˈwȯr\; outworn play \ˌau̇t-ˈwȯrn\; outwearing
transitive verb
2 :to last longer than
  • a fabric that outwears others

Examples of outwear in a Sentence

  1. these running shoes have outworn any others that I have ever bought

  2. a daily grind that would outwear anybody

First Known Use of outwear

1542

outwear Synonyms

Synonyms
outlive, outlast
Related Words
survive; outstay; abide (beyond), endure (past), hold (past), hold out (past), last (beyond), persist (beyond); draw out, perpetuate; succeed
Near Antonyms
activate, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, strengthen, vitalize; relax, rest, unwind


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