- 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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Examples from the Web for wear-out
Parliament too has its tasks, if thou wilt look; fit to wear-out the lives of toughest men.Past and Present