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abrade

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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
  • skin abraded by shaving
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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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