transitive verb-·wore′, -·worn′, -·wear′ing
- to wear out; use up
- to be more lasting than; outlast
- to outgrow or outlive
- to exhaust, as in strength
transitive verbout·wore, out·worn, out·wear·ing, out·wears
- To last longer than; outlast: durable clothing that outwears other brands.
- To use up or exhaust: an umbrella that had outworn its usefulness; guests who had outworn their welcome.
(third-person singular simple present outwears, present participle outwearing, simple past outwore, past participle outworn)
- wear out