wear off

Definitions of wear off
  1. verb
    diminish, as by friction
    synonyms: wear away
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    types:
    abrade, abrase, corrade, rub down, rub off
    wear away
    chafe, excoriate
    tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    rasp
    scrape with a rasp
    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  2. verb
    deteriorate through use or stress
    synonyms: wear, wear down, 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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