Synonyms for wear down

Grammar : Verb
Spell : wair
Phonetic Transcription : wɛər

Top 10 synonyms for wear down Other synonyms for the word wear down

Définition of wear down

Origin :
  • "action of wearing" (clothes), mid-15c., from wear (v.). Meaning "what one wears" is 1570s. To be the worse for wear is attested from 1782; noun phrase wear and tear is first recorded 1660s, implying the sense "process of being degraded by use."
  • verb become worn
  • verb make weary
  • verb overcome
Example sentences :
  • After this there was no serious attempt to wear down the bowling.
  • Extract from : « The Lonely Unicorn » by Alec Waugh
  • He kept going, confident of his own ability to wear down the quarry.
  • Extract from : « Duel on Syrtis » by Poul William Anderson
  • I won't,' said the mouse, 'I'm not going to wear down my teeth for that.'
  • Extract from : « Tales from the Fjeld » by P. Chr. Asbjrnsen
  • In 1794 Pitt hoped to retrieve the failures of the first campaign and to wear down the French defence.
  • Extract from : « William Pitt and the Great War » by John Holland Rose
  • Long enough to wear down a rugged boy's splendor to a burden of exhausted flesh—Cecil must have been a magnificent youth.
  • Extract from : « The Trial of Callista Blake » by Edgar Pangborn
  • Semn took Mikhyla's advice and undertook to make a pair of boots that would not wear down or rip.
  • Extract from : « Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales » by Leo Tolstoy
  • Such depressing influences cannot but wear down the noblest calling.
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877. » by Various
  • So little Dumoise was packed off to Chini, to wear down his grief with a full-plate camera, and a rifle.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition » by Rudyard Kipling
  • His policy was to wear down the Germans by provoking attacks in which they were likely to lose more men than the Allies.
  • Extract from : « The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10) » by James Edward Parrott
  • Would she and Peggie manage to make a stand and wear down this terrible bowling?
  • Extract from : « The Girls of St. Cyprian's » by Angela Brazil

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