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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theywear off
he/she/itwears off
present participlewearing off
past tensewore off
past participleworn off
  1. 1
    if something such as a pain, an emotion, or a feeling wears off, it gradually disappears

    The numbness in his shoulder was starting to wear off.

    I got bored with the job once the novelty wore off.

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