wear out
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wear out(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to cause to deteriorate)
a. gastar
You're going to wear out your nice dress shoes if you don't use a shoe horn.Vas a gastar tus zapatos de vestir buenos si no usas un calzador.
b. desgastar
She wore out the car so quickly because she never changed the oil and drove it really hard.Desgastó el carro tan rápido porque nunca cambió el aceite y lo manejó muy duro.
2. (to tire)
a. agotar
Enough! Sweetie, you're wearing me out with all the questions!¡Basta ya! ¡Cariño, me estás agotando con tantas preguntas!
b. cansar
The plane ride to Tokyo really wore me out.El vuelo a Tokio me cansó mucho.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to deteriorate)
a. gastarse
Rodrigo, that suit is really wearing out. I think it's time to buy another.Rodrigo, ese traje se está gastando mucho, creo que ya es hora de comprar otro.
b. desgastarse
I know my mom's old rug is wearing out, but I can't bring myself to get rid of it.Sé que la vieja alfombra de mi madre se está desgastando, pero no puedo deshacerme de ella.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to exhaust oneself)
a. agotarse
You're going to wear yourself out if you don't stop to rest.Te vas a agotar si no te detienes para descansar.
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wear out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. gastar, desgastar
to w oneself outagotarse
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wear out
transitive verb
1 (ruin) [+clothes, battery, engine, clutch] gastar; desgastar
he wears out a pair of trainers every three months leaving the batteries in will wear them out sooner
you'll wear your eyes out doing that como hagas eso te vas a cansar la vista
2 (exhaust) agotar
you'll wear me out! ¡me vas a agotar!; ¡me vas a matar! (informal)
My fifth husband said I just wore him out. the past few days had really worn him out
I'm worn out estoy agotado or rendido; to wear o.s. out agotarse; matarse (informal)
I wore myself out trying to convince him you'll wear yourself out if you carry on working this hard
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+clothes, shoes, battery, engine, clutch] gastarse; desgastarse; [+knee, elbow of garment] gastarse
shoes wear out more quickly than clothing the batteries/gramophone needle were/was beginning to wear out
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