Definition of wear away
- The paint on the sign had worn away.
- Even a trickle of water will eventually wear rock away.
- The table's finish was worn away.
: to bear or have on the person
: to use habitually for clothing, adornment, or assistance
: to carry on the person
: the act of wearing : the state of being worn : use
: clothing or an article of clothing usually of a particular kind
: fashion, vogue
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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