wear down

verb
wore down; worn down; wearing down; wears down

Definition of wear down

transitive verb

: to weary and overcome by persistent resistance or pressure

First Known Use of wear down

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Wear down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wear%20down. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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