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wear

 
 
pronunciation:
weIr
phrases:
wear off, wear out
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: wears, wearing, wore, worn
definition 1: to have or carry on your body.
He likes to wear rings.She is wearing a skirt.
similar words:
bear, display, dress in, put on, show off
definition 2: to become damaged through long use.
The roof is beginning to wear.
similar words:
corrode, damage, fray, tear, wash away, waste
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
phrase: wear off
phrase: wear out
derivation: wearer (n.)
Homophone Note
The words wear, ware, and where sound alike but have different meanings.