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  • v  be dressed in
  • v  have on one's person
  • v  have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality
  • v  deteriorate through use or stress
  • v  have or show an appearance of
  • v  last and be usable
  • v  go to pieces
  • v  exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  • v  put clothing on one's body
  • a  affected by wear; damaged by long use
    worn threads on the screw
    a worn suit
    the worn pockets on the jacket
  • s  showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

  • Yasser Arafat has worn a kaffiyeh, usually with army duds, for 20 years now, and the scarf became a garment of choice among the political protesters and antimissile advocates of .
  • With a flourish, Fai slaps on a cool, floppy plaid racing cap, like the ones worn by Cuban jazz trumpeters.
  • Jeans are one thing--half of us have recently worn them to work, according to a Shopzilla.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Belfast Telegraph
    On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics,said Obama.
  • Diego Maradona in Sportsbook Gurus
    I'm as disappointed as all Argentinians,Maradona said. "To see my country lose a football match is very hard for someone who has worn the shirt."
  • Michael Jacobson in The Associated Press
    At some point parents get worn down,Jacobson says. "They don't always want to be saying no to their children. We feel like an awful lot of parents would be relieved if this one pressure was removed from them."

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