overworn

[ oh-ver-wawrn, -wohrn ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈwɔrn, -ˈwoʊrn /
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verb

past participle of overwear.

Nearby words

  1. overwithhold,
  2. overword,
  3. overwore,
  4. overwork,
  5. overworked,
  6. overwrite,
  7. overwrought,
  8. overzealous,
  9. oveta,
  10. ovett

overwear

[ oh-ver-wair ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈwɛər /

verb (used with object), o·ver·wore, o·ver·worn, o·ver·wear·ing.

to use or wear excessively; wear out; exhaust; tax: needlessly overwearing her best workers; phrases overworn by repetition.

Origin of overwear

First recorded in 1570–80; over- + wear

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