wear down

  1. deteriorate through use or stress
    The constant friction wore out the cloth
  2. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    We wore ourselves out on this hike
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How To Use wear down In A Sentence

  • They perceived that the enemy was trying to wear down their resistance.
  • They hoped the waiting and the uncertainty would wear down my resistance.
  • Israel's premise is that the longer its war continues, the more it will wear down Hizbullah.
  • Advocating that candidates basically get out and wear down shoe leather on the high roads and byroads over the next three-and-a-half months, he claimed the organisation is a part of every community in the country.
  • Inevitably though, CNN -- particularly American Morning -- chose to wear down and ultimately piss away this asset in favor of an on-air acquisition that fell right in line with the tried-and-true "TV" sententia: Veronica De La Cruz. Chez Pazienza: Say What You Will (Requiem for a TV News Career)
  • The strategy was designed to wear down the enemy's resistance.
  • The anodization penetrates into the rim to about 10 microns, said Sullivan, and is so hard that even under long-term braking riders will never wear down the surface like on a regular rim. Boulder Report
  • That will be grist to McGeechan's mill after an afternoon in which his side struggled to wear down obdurate but limited opponents.
  • They also use this strength to physically wear down the opposition.
  • This will include using an abrasive material in the food troughs, which will wear down the sharp point of the beak as the hen feeds.
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