wear\ away

wear\ away
1. I
she was wearing away она таяла, силы ее иссякали; time (the long winter night, the long day, etc.) wore away время и т.д. было на исходе /подходило к концу/; the inscription (the letters, etc.) have worn away надписи и т.д. стерлись; their mutual distrust began to wear away их обоюдное недоверие начало постепенно исчезать
2. III
wear away smth. /smth. away/ wear away the inscription стирать надпись; wear away a stone стачивать камень; wear away steps стаптывать ступени; wear away one's youth (one's best years, one's life, one's time, etc.) растрачивать молодость и т.д.
3. XI
be worn away in some manner the name was almost worn away from the stone имени на камне почти не было видно; he is worn away to a shadow от него осталась одна тень; be worn away by smth. rocks are worn away by erosion скалы выветриваются /подвергаются эрозии/
4. XVI
wear away by smth. let us defend the shore from wearing away by the rage of the sea давайте укрепим берег, чтобы его не размывало бушующее море
5. XXI1
wear away smth. /smth. away/ in smth. wear away one's life in slavery (one's days in sorrow, etc.) прожить всю жизнь в рабстве и т.д.; we wore the afternoon away in arguing мы провели день в спорах; wear one's time away in trifles тратить время на пустяки

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  • wear\ away — • wear down • wear off • wear away v 1. To remove or disappear little by little through use, time, or the action of weather. Time and weather have worn off the name on the gravestone. The eraser has worn off my pencil. The grass has worn away… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wear away — • wear off • wear away remove or disappear little by little by use, time or weather The name on the front of my passport has worn off from using it too much …   Idioms and examples

  • wear away — index consume, decay, degenerate, diminish, erode, expire, languish, lessen, spend …   Law dictionary

  • wear away — verb 1. cut away in small pieces • Syn: ↑whittle away, ↑whittle down • Hypernyms: ↑damage • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • wear away — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms wear away : present tense I/you/we/they wear away he/she/it wears away present participle wearing away past tense wore away past participle worn away to disappear, or to make something disappear,… …   English dictionary

  • wear away — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, abrade, abrase, absorb, abstract, assimilate, atomize, bark, bate, be all over, be consumed, be eaten away, be gone, be no more, become extinct, become void, bite, bleed white, blow over, break, break up …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wear away — PHR V ERG If you wear something away or if it wears away, it becomes thin and eventually disappears because it is used a lot or rubbed a lot. [V P n (not pron)] It had a saddle with springs sticking out, which wore away the seat of my pants... [V …   English dictionary

  • wear away — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To consume gradually, as by chemical reaction or friction: bite, corrode, eat, erode, gnaw, wear. See ATTACK. II verb See wear …   English dictionary for students

  • wear away — See: WEAR DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wear away — See: WEAR DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wear away —    obsolete    to die a lingering death    Usually from the consumption or pulmonary tuberculosis:     Sickened. Took the bed, an wear awa . (Grant, 1884) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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