wear away

phrasal verb
wore away; worn away; wearing away; wears away

Definition of wear away

: to gradually disappear or to cause (something) to gradually disappear or become thinner, smaller, etc., because of use The paint on the sign had worn away. Even a trickle of water will eventually wear rock away. often used as (be) worn awayThe table's finish was worn away.

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“Wear away.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wearing%20away. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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