wear off

phrasal verb

wore off; worn off; wearing off; wears off
: to gradually decrease, disappear, or stop
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.

Examples of wear off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as the novelty wore off, the app’s growth stalled. Naomi Nix, Washington Post, 3 July 2024 To its credit, The Heart of Rock and Roll tries to get out before the buzz wears off. Jackson McHenry, Vulture, 22 Apr. 2024 The procedure was successful enough to give Aiello the option to stop taking her medications for several months until the Botox wore off. Katie Camero, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2024 Such an honor to get a chance, once-in–lifetime experience to play in a final four, that kind of edge wears off. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 4 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for wear off 

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“Wear off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wear%20off. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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