wear through

phrasal verb

wore through; worn through; wearing through; wears through
: to use (something) so much that a hole develops in it
I've worn through two pairs of work shoes since I started this job.

Examples of wear through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prairie dressing for summer is all about easy pieces that can be worn through the blistering heat without a hitch. Kristina Rutkowski, Vogue, 11 July 2024 This two-piece set might be the closest thing to sleepwear on this list, and yet is still cute enough to feel confident while wearing through the airport. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Mar. 2024 But soon, evidence of human activity comes into view: the faint outlines of trails, some made by vehicles, others by two-legged and four-legged feet wearing through the desert patina over millennia of travel. Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic, 26 Feb. 2024 Plus, they’re designed with breathability in mind for smooth, dry wear through your final run. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 Pros: Warm enough for the winter, durable Cons: Feet eventually wear through, especially for walking kids. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 9 Nov. 2023 One of my favorite details is the pocket knife clip at the front right pocket, which is double-stitched and reinforced so your knife clip won’t wear through. WIRED, 3 Nov. 2023 Once the ribbon has worn through, their wish is said to come true. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 20 Oct. 2023 His truest, ugliest self tends to emerge in his increasingly frequent set-tos with Linda, whose impatience with his documentary persona gradually wears through even her considerable acting ability. Guy Lodge, Variety, 20 Sep. 2023

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“Wear through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wear%20through. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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