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1 to use up all the physical energy of
  • the job of running their own business wears them sometimes

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2 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • all that walking every day wore the soles of my shoes very quickly

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3 British to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • her marriage is so bad—I don't know how she wears it

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The first known use of wear was before the 12th century

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“Wear.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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