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Definition 1: become ground down or deteriorate - [verb of change]

Samples where wear away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her confidence eroded

Synonyms for wear away in the sense of this definition

(wear away is a kind of ...) fall into decay or ruin

"The unoccupied house started to decay"

Definition 2: diminish, as by friction - [verb of contact]

Samples where wear away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Erosion wore away the surface

Synonyms for wear away in the sense of this definition

(wear away is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of wear away ) wear away

Definition 3: cut away in small pieces - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for wear away in the sense of this definition

(wear away is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

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