Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wear_off

2 senses of wear off

Sense 1
wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin -- (deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth")
       => deteriorate -- (become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated")

Sense 2
wear away, wear off -- (diminish, as by friction; "Erosion wore away the surface")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (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")

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