wear thin meaning


    Definition of wear thin in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGwears thinPRwearing thinPTwore thinPPworn thin
    1. IDI To lessen or weaken over time, as from overuse.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The tiles were wearing thin due to years of children's feet. ‎
        • But though intriguing at first, his knowingly enigmatic narration, stylish antichoreography and overripe cinematography wear thin in the long run.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Predicates
        • Verbs

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en wears thin
        2. en earthing
        3. en swear in
        4. en evrythin
        5. en Earthian
        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of wear thin for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this idiom "wear thin" is a phrase, more specifically, a predicate. It's also a verb.
        Definiteness: Level 1
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