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Phrasal Verbs

wear out (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb wear out (2)

Meaning

If something wears you out, it makes you feel tired and lacking in energy.

Synonym

exhaust, tire

For example

  • wear sb out Helen doesn't really like teaching young kids. She says the job really wears her out.

  • worn out It's no wonder that you get worn out. You're raising three kids and you have a full-time job.

Quick Quiz

If somebody says they feel worn out, they should

a. have a holiday

b. work harder

c. go into hospital

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