wear through

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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. (to wear out)
a. agujerarse
Don't throw your sweaters away when the elbows wear through; use these patches to give them new life.No botes tus suéteres cuando se agujeran los codos; usa estos parches para darles nueva vida.
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
2. (to put a hole in)
a. hacerse agujeros
Don't buy those cheap hiking boots for the trip; you'll wear through them in a month.No compres esas botas de montaña para el viaje; se te harán agujeros dentro de un mes.
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wear through
transitive verb
holes had begun to wear through the soles of his shoes I've worn the heels through his clothes are worn through
the sole of his boot was completely worn through con el uso la suela de la bota se le había agujereado
her jeans were worn through at the knees don't employ a workman who wears through the seat of his pants
[+clothing] romperse or agujerearse con el uso
it has worn through at the elbows con el uso se ha roto or agujereado por los codos
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