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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To wear out; exhaust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To wear out; to exhaust.
  • n. outer clothing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To wear too much; to wear out.
  • n. Clothing worn over the ordinary indoor clothing, as overcoats, wraps, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wear too much; consume, exhaust, or wear out: chiefly in the past participle.
  • To wear until it is worn out; wear threadbare: render trite.
  • Hence, to pass through; leave behind.
  • n. Outer clothing, as overcoats, cloaks, etc.: a trade-name.


over- +‎ wear (Wiktionary)



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