wear out

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To deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain.
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My shoes wear out quickly now that I walk to work.

Submitted on August 09, 2009

Additional definitions for 'wear out':

wear outTo cause to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use.
wear outTo exhaust; to cause or contribute to another's exhaustion, fatigue, or weariness, as by continued strain or exertion.
wear outTo become exhausted, tired, fatigued, or weary, as by continued strain or exertion.
wear outOf apparel, displayed in public.
wear outOf a shirt, not tucked into the pants; worn in a casual manner.
wear outTo punish by spanking.
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