The word ‘wear’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to have something on one’s body or erode.
- I’ll wear a dress and heels to the party. (have on one’s body)
- The dentist said my teeth are a bit worn. (erode)
Wear is an irregular verb. The past tense is wore and the past participle is worn.
phrasal verbs with wear
Phrasal verbs with ‘wear’ include:
- Wear away (erode)
- Wear down (get weaker)
- Wear off (disappear)
- Wear out (become tired)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘wear’ in more detail and see some examples in use.