wear on

wear on(
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
1. (general)
a. avanzar
The evening wore on, and everyone became progressively merrier.La noche avanzaba, y todos se ponían progresivamente más alegres.
b. transcurrir
The two became closer as time wore on.Los dos intimaban más a medida que transcurría el tiempo.
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wear on
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (time)
a. transcurrir, pasar
wear on
[+year, war] transcurrir; pasar
The afternoon wore on the long dark night wore on, and there was still no sign of the crashed plane
the years wore on transcurrían or pasaban los años; as the evening wore on a medida que transcurría la noche
as the years wore on a medida que transcurrían or pasaban los años as the day wore on Brand grew increasingly anxious the years wore on, and still they heard nothing from Andrew as the years wore on, life became steadily harder As the Somme wore on, reports of political manoeuvrings filtered down to the men in the trenches As the discussion wore on it was clear that the Soviets were very concerned about recent developments in the west this general feeling played an increasingly important role as the war wore on
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