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Phrasal Verbs

wear down

This page is about the phrasal verb wear down

Meaning

to gradually make someone lose their strength and vitality

Synonym

wear out

For example

  • wear sb down The job was really hard and it wore me down so much that I had to quit.

  • wear down sb The champion boxer gradually wore down his opponent by hitting him with lots of hard punches to the body.

Quick Quiz

The work really wore me down. After doing the job for a few weeks, I was

a. much shorter

b. very poor

c. really exhausted

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