August 20, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
wear down /ˈwer ˈdaʊn/ phrasal verb
wear down
/ˈwer ˈdaʊn/
phrasal verb
The child wore down her parents.
The child wore down her parents.
Learner's definition of WEAR DOWN

1 Wear (someone) down or wear down (someone)

: to make (someone) tired or weak

  • The pressure at home and at work was wearing her down.

2 : to convince (someone) to do what you want by trying again and again

  • She pleaded until she had worn her parents down and they agreed to let her go to the party.

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