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abrade

verb

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1 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • ropes abraded by the rocks were a huge danger to the climbers

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2 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • my new running shoes abraded my heels until they blistered

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3 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface
  • the yacht's once-flawless wooden hull had been badly abraded by years of rough dockings

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The first known use of abrade was in 1675

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“Abrade.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abrade. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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