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out- +‎ wear


outwear (third-person singular simple present outwears, present participle outwearing, simple past outwore, past participle outworn)

  1. (transitive) To wear out.
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night:
      Crushed impotent beneath this reign of terror,
      Dazed with mysteries of woe and error,
      The soul is too outworn for wondering.
    • 2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      According to the audio commentary on “Treehouse Of Horror III,” some of the creative folks at The Simpsons were concerned that the “Treehouse Of Horror” franchise had outworn its welcome and was rapidly running out of classic horror or science-fiction fodder to spoof.
  2. (transitive) To outlast; to survive or outlive longer than.