wear through


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wear through something

to grind or rub through something. My heel finally wore through the carpeting beneath the accelerator of my car. The constant rubbing of hands wore through the paint on the railing.
See also: wear

wear through

v.
1. To consume something by long or hard use; go through something: The car wore through two sets of brake pads. I wore through two pairs of boots hiking the Appalachian Trail.
2. To put some hole or gap in something by long or hard use or attrition: I wore a hole through the toes of my socks.
3. To penetrate or sever something by attrition: The sharp corner eventually wore through the fabric. The nail wore my sock through.
4. To become severed or perforated by long or hard use, attrition, or exposure: The strap wore through. The cable wore through to the metal.
See also: wear