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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theywear on
he/she/itwears on
present participlewearing on
past tensewore on
past participleworn on
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if time wears on, it passes
    My headache grew worse as the evening wore on.
  2. 2
    [transitive]wear on someone if something wears on you, it is annoying, and makes you tired
    Your constant complaining is really wearing on me.
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