The next word in our vocabulary boost series is WEAR. WEAR is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of dress, put on, use and tire. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using WEAR.
As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.
To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)
Wear a helmet/mask/suit (etc)
Wear your best – formal clothes
Wear with pride – happy show off something
Wear the same as – wear similar clothes to
Wear your seatbelt – put on your seat belt
Wear a hole in – break something
Wear something well – to suit someone well
Wear thin = My patience is wearing thin – to run out of patience
Ready to wear – can be worn immediately
The learning of phrasal verbs is best done using this method (HERE)
Wear out – to exhaust
I have worn out the kids at the park.
Wear down – to gradually corrode
The tires on the car have worn down to nothing
Wear away – to waste away
The cliffs of Dover are wearing away because of the sea
Wear off – lose the effects of
He needs to have a coffee so that the alcohol can wear off
Wear out – to overuse
I have worn my computer out and now it doesn´t work
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To learn how to use WEAR you need to practice and put these words and collocations into your own words to be able to remember them.