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Definition of "wear away" []

  • To erode gradually and progressively (verb)

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Use "wear away" in a sentence
  • "A woman should not be try'd beyond her Strength, and continual dropping will wear away a Stone -- ay, more -- a Diamond."
  • ""Tommy, if you keep grinding your teeth like that, they'll wear away and you'll have to have dentures like Aunt Ester.""
  • "KK-drive starships did not fall slowly to pieces, did not wear away like ancient ships of the sea."