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wear (something)

slang To accept, tolerate, or endure something. Primarily heard in UK. The boss indicated that he would not be willing to wear the deal if it did not include provisions for his staff. I guess we'll just have to wear the decision for now. I know you don't like working weekends, but you'll just have to wear it until our financial situation improves.
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WORE

An acronym for "write once, run everywhere," used in reference to computer programming code that can function across multiple platforms. This app framework prioritizes WORE as one of its key goals, so developers working within it can feel confident that their apps will reach as wide an audience as possible.
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You ought to have seen the little witch laugh in her sleeve when any one admired the dress, for she wore it all summer and looked as pretty as a pink in it.
Some wore a corselet of pieces of hard wood laced together with bear grass, so as to form a light coat of mail, pliant to the body; and a kind of casque of cedar bark, leather, and bear grass, sufficient to protect the head from an arrow or war club.
They did not like to contradict him, because they felt he ought to know the nature of foxes better than men did; so they sat still and watched the play, and Button-Bright became so interested that for the time he forgot he wore a fox head.
"So were human beings born without clothes," he replied; "and until they became civilized they wore only their natural skins.
The Empress and the little Grand Duchess wore simple suits of foulard (or foulard silk, I don't know which is proper,) with a small blue spot in it; the dresses were trimmed with blue; both ladies wore broad blue sashes about their waists; linen collars and clerical ties of muslin; low-crowned straw-hats trimmed with blue velvet; parasols and flesh- colored gloves The Grand Duchess had no heels on her shoes.
When they swagger around the stage in jeweled crowns and splendid robes, I shall feel bound to observe that all the Emperors that ever I was personally acquainted with wore the commonest sort of clothes, and did not swagger.
He even managed not to laugh (though he did gulp) when we discovered on the mantelpiece a photograph of Joey in ordinary clothes, the garments he wore before he became a clown.
You could see by the shortness of Josy's dress that she was very young indeed, and at first this made him shy, as he always is when introduced formally to little girls, and he stood sucking his thumb, and so did she, but soon the stiffness wore off and they sat together on the sofa, holding each other's hands.
He was very tall and slim and wore a gay uniform and a fierce mustache.
The Sawhorse wore wooden shoes to keep his wooden legs from wearing away, and he was strong and swift.
She wore her pearl necklace and three bracelets upon each leg, in honor of the occasion.
A tall hat was jauntily set upon his head and he wore spectacles over his big bright eyes.