wear out[ wair-out ]SEE DEFINITION OF wear out
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WEAR OUT
But twas right not to stay long enough to wear out your welcome.
His oft quoted maxim was, "It is better to wear out than to rust out."
“It is better to wear out than rust out,” said Bishop Cumberland.
Their historians said that toil did not wear out his body or exhaust his energy.
He got his abandoned gun and went hunting to wear out his wrath.
Sutherland's style was that of a gentleman who must wear out his dress-coat.
I was disposed to tantalize my pursuer, and wear out his men.
They bear not the impress of the age in which they originate, and will not wear out with it.
Hunger and pain and toil were doing their best to wear out his strength.
Seems like we going to wear out all the horses before we gets to the place.
"action of wearing" (clothes), mid-15c., from wear (v.). Meaning "what one wears" is 1570s. To be the worse for wear is attested from 1782; noun phrase wear and tear is first recorded 1660s, implying the sense "process of being degraded by use."
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WEAR OUT
- burn out
- give out
- go stale
- grow weary
- peter out
- poop out
- put to sleep
- wear down
- wear out