Definition of wear away phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

wear away

 phrasal verb
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wear away

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 to become, or make something become, gradually thinner or smoother by continuously using or rubbing it The inscription on the coin had worn away. The steps had been worn away by the feet of thousands of pilgrims.
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