or wear·out



the act or fact of wearing out; a worn-out condition: wear-out at the knees of pants.

Origin of wear-out

First recorded in 1895–1900; noun use of verb phrase wear out
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Historical Examples of wear-out

  • Parliament too has its tasks, if thou wilt look; fit to wear-out the lives of toughest men.

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle