wear out / ˈwɛr ˈaʊt/ phrasal verb
1 wear (someone) out or wear out (someone) : to make (someone) tired
- All that work in the yard yesterday really wore me out.
- She was worn out [=exhausted] from exercising.
2 wear out or wear (something) out or wear out (something) : to become thinner, weaker, or no longer useful because of use or to cause (something) to become thinner, weaker, or no longer useful because of use
- The tires wore out after 60,000 miles.
- You’ll wear out your shoes doing that.
— often used as (be) worn out
- The tape is worn out.