HyperDic: wear_off

English > 2 senses of the expression wear off:
VERBchangewear off, wear, wear out, wear down, wear thindeteriorate through use or stress
contactwear off, wear awaydiminish, as by friction
English > wear off: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningdeteriorate through use or stress.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymswear, wear out, wear down, wear thin
Narrowerablatewear away through erosion or vaporization
scuffGet or become scuffed
BroaderdeteriorateBecome worse or disintegrate
Spanishdesgastarse
Catalandesgastar-se, desgastar
English > wear off: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningdiminish, as by friction.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymwear away
Narrowerabrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub offwear away
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
See alsoweargo to pieces
Spanishdesgastar, erosionar, gastar

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