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Synonyms for wear out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue(verb)

    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

    "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

    wear thin, exhaust, toil, play out, grind, dig, hold out, moil, tire, don, put on, endure, wear out, bore, pall, have on, assume, weary, break, fall apart, jade, tire out, wear upon, get into, bust, travail, drudge, labour, wear off, run down, outwear, wear down, sap, labor, fatigue, fag out, wear, bear

  2. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart(verb)

    go to pieces

    "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

    crack, raid, tire out, break away, give way, hold out, soften, reveal, develop, unwrap, conk out, assume, jade, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, discover, snap off, stop, go, demote, tire, break out, separate, don, split, give away, damp, wear off, smash, get into, interrupt, have on, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, let on, get around, wear out, cave in, wear down, break-dance, break up, check, wear thin, give out, break in, give, split up, wear upon, better, burst, go bad, endure, rupture, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, weary, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fatigue, break down, fall in, tear, put on, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, fag out, offend, kick downstairs, bear, part, infract, outwear, fail, come apart, bankrupt, crumble, go to pieces, expose, break, discontinue, intermit, snap, wear

  3. wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin(verb)

    deteriorate through use or stress

    "The constant friction wore out the cloth"

    wear thin, weary, hold out, wear upon, wear away, get into, wear, fatigue, have on, assume, put on, break, tire, wear off, wear out, fag out, bust, fall apart, outwear, don, tire out, bear, wear down, endure, jade


  1. wear out(verb)


  2. wear out(verb)

    To cause (something) to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use.


  3. wear out(verb)

    To deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain.


  4. wear out(verb)

    To exhaust; to cause or contribute to another's exhaustion, fatigue, or weariness, as by continued strain or exertion.


  5. wear out(verb)

    To become exhausted, tired, fatigued, or weary, as by continued strain or exertion.


  6. wear out(verb)

    Of apparel, displayed in public.


  7. wear out(verb)

    Of a shirt, not tucked into the pants; worn in a casual manner.


  8. wear out(verb)

    To punish by spanking.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wear out

    To tire is to reduce strength in any degree by exertion; one may be tired just enough to make rest pleasant, or even unconsciously tired, becoming aware of the fact only when he ceases the exertion; or, on the other hand, he may be, according to the common phrase, "too tired to stir;" but for this extreme condition the stronger words are commonly used. One who is fatigued suffers from a conscious and painful lack of strength as the result of some overtaxing; an invalid may be fatigued with very slight exertion; when one is wearied, the painful lack of strength is the result of long-continued demand or strain; one is exhausted when the strain has been so severe and continuous as utterly to consume the strength, so that further exertion is for the time impossible. One is fagged by drudgery; he is jaded by incessant repetition of the same act until it becomes increasingly difficult or well-nigh impossible; as, a horse is jaded by a long and unbroken journey.

    exhaust, fag, fatigue, harass, jade, tire, weary

    invigorate, recreate, refresh, relax, relieve, repose, rest, restore

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wear out

    consume, WASTE

Translations for wear out

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ausleiernGerman
  • kulua, väsyä, kuluttaa, väsyttää, uuvuttaaFinnish
  • user, harasser, fatiguerFrench
  • caithIrish
  • 擦り減る, 疲れる, 疲れさせる, 擦り減らすJapanese
  • taiākotikotiMāori
  • llik'iyQuechua
  • изматывать, изнурять, изнашивать, уставать, изнашиваться, утомлятьсяRussian

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