wear away

Definition of wear away

:to gradually disappear or to cause (something) to gradually disappear or become thinner, smaller, etc., because of use
  • The paint on the sign had worn away.
  • Even a trickle of water will eventually wear rock away.
often used as (be) worn away
  • The table's finish was worn away.

Word by Word Definitions

wear play
  1. : to bear or have on the person

  2. : to use habitually for clothing, adornment, or assistance

  3. : to carry on the person

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

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

  3. : fashion, vogue

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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