wear off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
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.

See also main entry: wear