wear down

Definitions of wear down
  1. verb
    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    synonyms: fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear out, wear upon, weary
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    Antonyms:
    freshen, refresh, refreshen
    make fresh again
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    beat, exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up
    wear out completely
    overfatigue, overtire, overweary
    tire excessively
    frazzle
    exhaust physically or emotionally
    play
    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
    kill
    tire out completely
    type of:
    indispose
    cause to feel unwell
  2. verb
    deteriorate through use or stress
    synonyms: wear, wear off, wear out, wear thin
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    types:
    ablate
    wear away through erosion or vaporization
    scuff
    get or become scuffed
    type of:
    deteriorate
    become worse or disintegrate
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