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There are 2 meanings of the phrase Wear Down.

Wear Down - as a verb

Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

Example: "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

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fag outfatigue11jade12outwear10tire4tire outwear7wear outwear uponweary11
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Deteriorate through use or stress

Example: "The constant friction wore out the cloth"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
wear7wear offwear outwear thin
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Example Sentences

"The repeated failures started to wear down his confidence."
"After hours of walking, my shoes started to wear down."
"The constant friction will wear down the surface of the table."
"The rough weather conditions can wear down the exterior of the house."
"The constant stress of the job can wear down even the most resilient person."
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