wear

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wear is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
wear

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Plain form
wear

Third person singular
wears

Simple past
wore

Past participle
worn

Present participle
wearing

  1. (transitive) When you wear something, you put it on your body and cover your body with it.
    I don't wear shoes on my feet when I am inside.
    She wore a red dress.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) When something wears, it gets damaged, over time.
    The car was worn from ten years of hard driving.
    My best leather shoes wore out from all the walking.
    The young girl wore her mother down.

Noun[change]

Singular
wear

Plural
wears

  1. Things show wear after being used for a long time.
    The old school was starting to show wear after one hundred years.