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wear

Definitions by Oxford


[wɛː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- have (something) on one's body as clothing, decoration, or protection
(e.g: he was wearing a dark suit)

- damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
(e.g: the track has been worn down in part to bare rock)

- pass (a period of time) in some activity
(e.g: spinning long stories, wearing half the day)

- tolerate; accept
(e.g: the environmental health people wouldn't wear it)


Phrases:
- wear thin

Origin:
Old English werian, of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin vestis ‘clothing’


[wɛː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- clothing suitable for a particular purpose or of a particular type
(e.g: evening wear)

- damage or deterioration sustained from continuous use
(e.g: you need to make a deduction for wear and tear on all your belongings)


Phrases:
- wear thin

Origin:


[wɛː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- bring (a ship) about by turning its head away from the wind
(e.g: Shannon gives the order to wear ship)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 17th century: of unknown origin







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