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wear

2 noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
wear2 [uncountable]
1DCC the clothes worn for a particular occasion or activity, or by a particular group of people
evening/casual/leisure etc wear
a new range of casual wear
bridal wear
the children's wear department
footwear, menswear
2 damage caused by continuous use over a long period:
Replace your trainers when they start to show signs of wear.
Check the equipment for wear and tear.
3 the amount of use an object, piece of clothing etc has had, or the use you can expect to get from it:
The dress stood up to the wear small children give their clothes.
You'll get years of wear out of that coat.

➔ the worse for wear

at worse1 (7)

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