wear away

wear away
Synonyms and related words:
abate, ablate, abrade, abrase, absorb, abstract, assimilate, atomize, bark, bate, be all over, be consumed, be eaten away, be gone, be no more, become extinct, become void, bite, bleed white, blow over, break, break up, burn up, cave in, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, chafe, collapse, come apart, come unstuck, conk out, consume, consume away, corrode, crack up, crumble, crumble into dust, curtail, decay, decline, decompose, decrease, deduct, deliquesce, dematerialize, depart, deplete, depreciate, derogate, detract, die, die away, die out, digest, diminish, disappear, disintegrate, disjoin, disorganize, disparage, dispel, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, dive, do a fade-out, drain, drain of resources, dribble away, droop, drop, drop off, dwindle, eat, eat away, eat up, ebb, erase, erode, evanesce, evaporate, exhaust, exit, expend, expire, extract, fade, fade away, fade out, fail, faint, fall, fall away, fall off, fall to pieces, file, file away, finish, finish off, fission, fizzle out, flag, flee, fly, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, give out, give way, gnaw, gnaw away, go, go away, go downhill, go out, go soft, go to pieces, gobble, gobble up, grate, graze, grind, have it, have its time, hide, hit the skids, impair, impoverish, ingest, languish, lapse, leach, leave no trace, leave the scene, lessen, let up, melt, melt away, molder, pass, pass away, pass out, peg out, perish, peter out, pine, plummet, plunge, poop out, purify, rasp, raze, reduce, refine, remove, retire from sight, retrench, rub away, rub off, rub out, run its course, run low, run out, sag, scour, scrape, scrub, scuff, shorten, shrink, sink, sink away, skin, spend, split, squander, subduct, subside, subtract, suck dry, suffer an eclipse, swallow, swallow up, tail off, take away, take from, tatter, thin, thin out, use up, vanish, vanish from sight, wane, waste, waste away, weaken, wear, wear down, wear off, wear out, wear ragged, wear thin, weather, weed, wilt, withdraw, yield

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • wear\ away — • wear down • wear off • wear away v 1. To remove or disappear little by little through use, time, or the action of weather. Time and weather have worn off the name on the gravestone. The eraser has worn off my pencil. The grass has worn away… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wear away — • wear off • wear away remove or disappear little by little by use, time or weather The name on the front of my passport has worn off from using it too much …   Idioms and examples

  • wear away — index consume, decay, degenerate, diminish, erode, expire, languish, lessen, spend …   Law dictionary

  • wear away — verb 1. cut away in small pieces • Syn: ↑whittle away, ↑whittle down • Hypernyms: ↑damage • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • wear away — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms wear away : present tense I/you/we/they wear away he/she/it wears away present participle wearing away past tense wore away past participle worn away to disappear, or to make something disappear,… …   English dictionary

  • wear away — PHR V ERG If you wear something away or if it wears away, it becomes thin and eventually disappears because it is used a lot or rubbed a lot. [V P n (not pron)] It had a saddle with springs sticking out, which wore away the seat of my pants... [V …   English dictionary

  • wear away — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To consume gradually, as by chemical reaction or friction: bite, corrode, eat, erode, gnaw, wear. See ATTACK. II verb See wear …   English dictionary for students

  • wear away — See: WEAR DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wear away — See: WEAR DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wear away —    obsolete    to die a lingering death    Usually from the consumption or pulmonary tuberculosis:     Sickened. Took the bed, an wear awa . (Grant, 1884) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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