wear

wear
weə
1. past tense - wore; verb
1) (to be dressed in or carry on (a part of) the body: She wore a white dress; Does she usually wear spectacles?) llevar; usar
2) (to arrange (one's hair) in a particular way: She wears her hair in a pony-tail.) llevar
3) (to have or show (a particular expression): She wore an angry expression.) tener, mostrar
4) (to (cause to) become thinner etc because of use, rubbing etc: This carpet has worn in several places; This sweater is wearing thin at the elbows.) desgastar(se)
5) (to make (a bare patch, a hole etc) by rubbing, use etc: I've worn a hole in the elbow of my jacket.) hacer (un agujero, i2etc/i2)
6) (to stand up to use: This material doesn't wear very well.) durar, ser resistente

2. noun
1) (use as clothes etc: I use this suit for everyday wear; Those shoes won't stand much wear.) uso, (everyday wear: para todos los días)
2) (articles for use as clothes: casual wear; sportswear; leisure wear.) ropa
3) ((sometimes wear and tear) damage due to use: The hall carpet is showing signs of wear.) desgaste, deterioro
4) (ability to withstand use: There's plenty of wear left in it yet.) uso
- wearer
- wearing
- worn
- wear away
- wear off
- wear out
- worn out

wear vb
1. llevar / vestir / ponerse
what is he wearing? ¿qué lleva puesto?
do you wear glasses? ¿llevas gafas?
2. desgastar
the carpet is starting to wear la moqueta empieza a desgastarse
to wear well dar buen resultado
this material wears well esta tela da buen resultado
El pasado de wear es wore y el participio pasado es worn; el gerundio se escribe wearing
wear
tr[weəSMALLr/SMALL]
noun
1 (clothing) ropa
evening wear traje de noche
ladies' wear ropa para señoras, ropa de señoras
men's wear ropa para hombres, ropa de hombres
2 (use) uso
for everyday wear para todos los días
3 (deterioration) desgaste nombre masculino, deterioro
your jacket's beginning to show signs of wear tu cazadora ya empieza a verse deteriorada
4 (capacity for being used) durabilidad nombre femenino
there's still a lot of wear left in this coat este abrigo aún te durará mucho
transitive verb (pt wore tr[wɔːSMALLr/SMALL] , pp worn tr[wɔːn] )
1 (clothing, jewellery, etc) llevar, llevar puesto,-a, vestir, usar; (shoes) calzar
is he wearing a tie? ¿lleva corbata?
she was wearing a black dress llevaba un vestido negro
I've got nothing to wear no tengo nada que ponerme
she usually wears her hair up suele llevar el pelo recogido
2 familiar (accept, tolerate) tolerar, aceptar, soportar
3 (damage by use) desgastar
you've worn holes in your socks has hecho agujeros en los calcetines
they've worn a path across the field han señalado un camino por el campo
intransitive verb
1 (become damaged by use) desgastarse
the carpet is starting to wear la moqueta empieza a desgastarse
the collar on this shirt is worn el cuello de esta camisa está gastado
2 (endure) durar
wool wears well la lana dura mucho
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to be the worse for wear (object) estar deteriorado,-a 2 (person) estar desmejorado,-a, estar maltrecho,-a
to wear one's heart on one's sleeve ir con el corazón en la mano
to wear thin (clothing) trasparentarse, desgastarse 2 (patience) acabarse
to wear smooth alisarse
to wear the trousers llevar los pantalones
to wear oneself out agotarse
to wear well (person) conservarse bien 2 (clothes) durar mucho, dar buen resultado
wear and tear desgaste nombre masculino natural, deterioro
wear ['wær] v, wore ['wor] ; worn ['worn] ; wearing vt
1) : llevar (ropa, un reloj, etc.), calzar (zapatos)
to wear a happy smile: sonreír alegremente
2) or to wear away : desgastar, erosionar (rocas, etc.)
3)
to wear out : gastar
he wore out his shoes: gastó sus zapatos
4)
to wear out exhaust: agotar, fatigar
to wear oneself out: agotarse
wear vi
1) last: durar
2)
to wear off diminish: disminuir
3)
to wear out : gastarse
wear n
1) use: uso m
for everyday wear: para todos los días
2) clothing: ropa f
children's wear: ropa de niños
3) deterioration: desgaste m
to be the worse for wear: estar deteriorado
wear
v.
(§ p.,p.p.: wore, worn) = calzar v.
durar v.
exhibir v.
gastar v.
llevar v.
llevar puesto (Textil) (•Ropa•) v.
mostrar v.
vestir v.
n.
desgaste s.m.
durabilidad s.f.
moda s.f.
ropa s.f.
wer, weə(r)
I
mass noun
1)
a) (use)

you should get a good ten years' wear out of that coat — ese abrigo te debería durar por lo menos diez años

I've had a lot of wear out of these shoes — les he dado mucho uso or (fam) trote a estos zapatos

carpets that stand hard wear — alfombras que resisten el uso constante

b) (damage) desgaste m

the sofa's showing signs of wear — el sofá está un poco gastado

wear and tear — uso m or desgaste natural

to look the worse for wear: she looked very much the worse for wear after the sleepless night — se le notaban los efectos de la noche en vela

2)
a) (wearing of clothes)

clothes for evening/everyday wear — ropa para la noche/para diario or para todos los días

b) (clothing) ropa f

children's wear — ropa de niños


II
1.
(past wore; past p worn) transitive verb
1)
a) (at specific moment) \<\<clothes/jewelry/watch\>\> llevar

she was wearing a black dress — llevaba un vestido negro

what perfume are you wearing? — ¿qué perfume llevas or te has puesto?

she wasn't wearing any makeup — no llevaba maquillaje

he's wearing his glasses — lleva puestas las gafas

I've got nothing to wear — no tengo qué ponerme

she was wearing green — vestía de verde

b) (usually) \<\<glasses\>\> llevar, usar; \<\<makeup/perfume/earrings\>\> usar

she doesn't wear skirts — no usa or no se pone faldas

he wears size 44 shoes — calza (el) 44

she wears green a lot — se viste mucho de verde

she wears her hair in a ponytail — se peina con cola de caballo

to wear the trousers o (AmE also) pants — llevar los pantalones

2) (through use)

he had worn the collar threadbare — había gastado el cuello hasta dejarlo raído de tanto uso

the step had been worn smooth — el peldaño se había alisado con el uso

she's worn holes in the soles — se le han agujereado las suelas


2.
vi
1) (through use) \<\<collar/carpet/brakes\>\> gastarse

to wear smooth — alisarse

to wear thin — (lit: through use) \<\<cloth/metal\>\> gastarse; \<\<joke\>\> perder* la gracia

her patience began to wear thin — empezó a perder la paciencia

2) (last) (+ adv compl) durar

to wear well — \<\<cloth/clothes\>\> durar mucho; \<\<person\>\> conservarse bien

Phrasal Verbs:
[wɛǝ(r)] (vb: pt wore) (pp worn)
1. N
1) (=use) uso m

this material will stand up to a lot of wear — este tejido resistirá mucho uso

I've had a lot of wear out of this jacket — le he dado mucho uso a esta chaqueta, esta chaqueta ha aguantado mucho trote *

there is still some wear left in it — todavía le queda vida

clothes for evening wear — ropa f para la noche

clothes for everyday wear — ropa f para todos los días, ropa f para uso diario

2) (=deterioration through use) desgaste m

the wear on the engine — el desgaste del motor

to show signs of wear — [clothes, furniture, tyres] dar muestras de desgaste, mostrar señales de desgaste

wear and tear — desgaste natural

one has to allow for wear and tear — hay que tener en cuenta el desgaste natural

the worse for wear *

his suit looked decidedly the worse for wear — el traje se le veía muy deslucido

she looks the worse for wear — se la ve algo desmejorada

he returned from the pub rather the worse for wear — volvió del bar algo ajumado *

3) (=dress, clothing) ropa f

what is the correct wear for these occasions? — ¿qué es lo que se debe poner uno en tal ocasión?, ¿qué ropa es la apropiada para tal ocasión?

casual wear — ropa f informal

children's wear — ropa f de niños

evening wear — ropa f para la noche

ladies' or women's wear — ropa f de señora

summer wear — ropa f de verano

2. VT
1) (=have on) [+ clothing, jewellery] llevar, llevar puesto; [+ spectacles, hairstyle, perfume] llevar; [+ beard] tener; [+ smile] lucir; (=put on) [+ clothes, shoes, perfume] ponerse

she was wearing high-heeled shoes — llevaba (puestos) zapatos de tacón alto

can you describe what he was wearing? — ¿puede describir lo que llevaba (puesto)?

were you wearing a watch? — ¿llevabas reloj?, ¿llevabas un reloj puesto?

what the well-dressed woman is wearing this year — lo que lleva or se pone este año la mujer bien vestida

she wore blue — iba de azul

what shall I wear? — ¿qué me pongo?

I have nothing to wear to the dinner — no tengo qué ponerme para ir a la cena

I haven't worn that for ages — hace siglos que no me pongo eso

why don't you wear your black dress? — ¿por qué no te pones el vestido negro?

hats are rarely worn nowadays — hoy día apenas se llevan los sombreros

I never wear perfume/make-up — nunca llevo or me pongo perfume/maquillaje

what size do you wear? — (clothes) ¿qué talla usa?

what size shoes do you wear? — ¿qué número calza?

does she wear glasses/a wig? — ¿usa gafas/peluca?

to wear the crown — ceñir la corona

to wear one's hair long/short — llevar el pelo largo/corto

- she's the one who wears the trousers or pants in that house
heart 1., 2)
2) (=make worn)

to wear a path across the lawn — hacer un camino pisando la hierba

the carpet had been worn threadbare — la alfombra estaba muy desgastada del uso

to wear o.s. to death — matarse (trabajando etc)

to wear a hole in sth — hacer un agujero en algo

he had worn holes in his socks — les había hecho agujeros a los calcetines

the flagstones had been worn smooth by centuries of use — tantos siglos de uso habían alisado las losas

3) * (=tolerate) permitir, consentir

your father won't wear it — tu padre no lo va a permitir or consentir

3. VI
1) (=last) durar, aguantar

that dress/carpet has worn well — ese vestido/esa alfombra ha durado or aguantado mucho

it's a friendship that has worn very well — es una amistad que ha resistido or aguantado muy bien el paso del tiempo

she's worn well * — se ha conservado muy bien

2) (=become worn) desgastarse

the trousers have worn at the knees — los pantalones se han desgastado por la rodillas

the rock has worn smooth — la roca se ha alisado por el desgaste

to wear thin — [material] desgastarse

that excuse is wearing a bit thin — esa excusa está ya muy pasada

my patience is wearing thin — se me está agotando la paciencia, estoy perdiendo la paciencia

3) [day, year, sb's life]

to wear to its end or a close — acercarse a su fin

WEAR ► Don't translate the a in sentences like was she wearing a hat?, he wasn't wearing a coat if the number of such items is not significant since people normally only wear one at a time:
Was he wearing a hat? ¿Llevaba sombrero?
He wasn't wearing a coat No llevaba abrigo ► Do translate the a if the garment, item of jewellery etc is qualified:
Queen Sofía is wearing a long dress Doña Sofía lleva un vestido largo For further uses and examples, see main entry
* * *
[wer, weə(r)]
I
mass noun
1)
a) (use)

you should get a good ten years' wear out of that coat — ese abrigo te debería durar por lo menos diez años

I've had a lot of wear out of these shoes — les he dado mucho uso or (fam) trote a estos zapatos

carpets that stand hard wear — alfombras que resisten el uso constante

b) (damage) desgaste m

the sofa's showing signs of wear — el sofá está un poco gastado

wear and tear — uso m or desgaste natural

to look the worse for wear: she looked very much the worse for wear after the sleepless night — se le notaban los efectos de la noche en vela

2)
a) (wearing of clothes)

clothes for evening/everyday wear — ropa para la noche/para diario or para todos los días

b) (clothing) ropa f

children's wear — ropa de niños


II
1.
(past wore; past p worn) transitive verb
1)
a) (at specific moment) \<\<clothes/jewelry/watch\>\> llevar

she was wearing a black dress — llevaba un vestido negro

what perfume are you wearing? — ¿qué perfume llevas or te has puesto?

she wasn't wearing any makeup — no llevaba maquillaje

he's wearing his glasses — lleva puestas las gafas

I've got nothing to wear — no tengo qué ponerme

she was wearing green — vestía de verde

b) (usually) \<\<glasses\>\> llevar, usar; \<\<makeup/perfume/earrings\>\> usar

she doesn't wear skirts — no usa or no se pone faldas

he wears size 44 shoes — calza (el) 44

she wears green a lot — se viste mucho de verde

she wears her hair in a ponytail — se peina con cola de caballo

to wear the trousers o (AmE also) pants — llevar los pantalones

2) (through use)

he had worn the collar threadbare — había gastado el cuello hasta dejarlo raído de tanto uso

the step had been worn smooth — el peldaño se había alisado con el uso

she's worn holes in the soles — se le han agujereado las suelas


2.
vi
1) (through use) \<\<collar/carpet/brakes\>\> gastarse

to wear smooth — alisarse

to wear thin — (lit: through use) \<\<cloth/metal\>\> gastarse; \<\<joke\>\> perder* la gracia

her patience began to wear thin — empezó a perder la paciencia

2) (last) (+ adv compl) durar

to wear well — \<\<cloth/clothes\>\> durar mucho; \<\<person\>\> conservarse bien

Phrasal Verbs:

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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