Definition of wear off
- The painkillers wore off after a couple of hours.
- The shine on the leather will wear off pretty quickly.
- After you drive a new car for a while, the novelty wears off.
: 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
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
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