HyperDic: wear_down

English > 2 senses of the expression wear down:
VERBbodywear down, tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, fag out, fag, fatigueexhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain / strain / strain or stress
changewear down, wear, wear off, wear out, wear thindeteriorate through use or stress
English > wear down: 2 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningExhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain / strain / strain or stress.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot wear down Sue
Synonymstire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, fag out, fag, fatigue
Cause totire, pall, weary, fatigue, jadeLose interest or become bored with something or somebody
Narrowerexhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker outwear out completely
overtire, overweary, overfatigueTire excessively
BroaderindisposeCause to feel unwell
Oppositerefresh, freshen, refreshenmake fresh again
Spanishabrigos y chaquetas, agotar, cansarse, cansar, fatigar, llevar
Catalanabatre, cansar-se, cansar, fatigar-se, fatigar
English > wear down: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningdeteriorate through use or stress.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymswear, wear off, wear out, wear thin
Narrowerablatewear away through erosion or vaporization
scuffGet or become scuffed
BroaderdeteriorateBecome worse or disintegrate
Spanishdesgastarse
Catalandesgastar-se, desgastar

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