wear down


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Synonyms for wear down

deteriorate through use or stress

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OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS ARE OUT BECAUSE THEY WEAR DOWN THE PROTECTION BUILT INTO YOUR ACUS AND ACCELERATE FADING OF THE CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN.
The edges are smooth, which suggests that patients were alive when the holes were drilled and remained alive for a long time afterwards, because chewing continued to wear down their teeth.
You won't feel any pain until the bone itself starts to wear down.
I've noticed in the last year or so that when the shoes wear down, I experience hip pain while walking.
And many argue that incumbents who want to intimidate and wear down their opponents have abused the process.
Stresses wear down their relationship, and they part at the end of the trip.
Most of the comedy is in their slow realization that caring for a tiny bundle with an insatiable appetite for strained fruit and flesh diapers can wear down and exhaust even a trio of big strong professionals, while the romance is in their growing infatuation with a creature who teaches them about a very adult sort of love.
The Internal Revenue Service disallowed the depreciation deductions, but the Tax Court allowed them since the bows were shown to wear down from use and were used in a trade or business.
This double whammy may wear down both mood and the resolve to resist cigarettes, he suggests.