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  • verb To cause (something) to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use.
  • verb intransitive To deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain.
  • verb To exhaust; to cause or contribute to another's exhaustion, fatigue, or weariness, as by continued strain or exertion.
  • verb intransitive To become exhausted, tired, fatigued, or weary, as by continued strain or exertion.
  • verb Of apparel, displayed in public.
  • verb Of a shirt, not tucked into the pants; worn in a casual manner.
  • verb To punish by spanking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  • verb go to pieces


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