Translation of wear in Spanish:

wear

Pronunciation /wɛː//wɛr/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(use)

      you should get a good ten years' wear out of that coat ese abrigo te debería durar por lo menos diez años
      • there's not much wear left in that jacket a esa chaqueta no le queda mucha vida
      • I've had a lot of wear out of these shoes les he dado mucho trote a estos zapatos
      • carpets that stand hard wear alfombras que resisten el uso constante
      • that part of the carpet gets a lot of wear esa parte de la alfombra se pisa mucho

    • 1.2(damage)

      desgaste masculine
      you can see the wear on the steps se ve el desgaste de los peldaños
      • the sofa's already showing signs of wear el sofá ya está un poco gastado
      • he was showing signs of wear after his long journey se veía cansado después del largo viaje
      • wear and tear uso / desgaste natural
      • Most guarantees expressly exclude faults which are the result of misuse by the consumer, accidental damage or normal wear and tear.
      • Less wear and tear on the cars means fewer new car purchases.
      • It has been showing the effects of wear and tear for some time.
      • It's not starting the engine that causes extra wear and tear.
      • It is now starting to show signs of wear and tear.
      • Mum will tell you that it's not a cheap business paying for uniforms especially with the added wear and tear caused by skateboarding and playing footy in the schoolyard.
      • This testing also provides a great opportunity to inspect your well pump for wear of its moving parts as well as the electrical system.
      • Although your body can fix itself on the fly, damage accumulates if the rate of wear and tear is greater than the rate of repair.
      • As a landlord you can refuse to return their deposit if they have caused damage beyond normal wear and tear.
      • In osteoarthritis, the alignment of the leg changes because of wear.
      • The combination of solvents and heat is hard on fabrics and may cause as much wear as actual wearing of the garment.
      • Although ships are meant to be thoroughly checked every two years for cracks and other signs of structural wear, the inspections often do not take place.
      • For what it is worth, this pattern does show less wear in hard use.
      • Also, swap positions of the wheels with the most wear with less worn wheels.
      • The teeth and their pattern of wear are unlike that seen in any modern mammal so what this animal ate is something of a mystery.
      • Always drive in the correct gear for your speed - it reduces wear and tear on the engine components and also provides improved fuel efficiency.
      • Then he handed out our textbooks; I now had a math book and a history book, and the history book sustained the more wear and tear of the two.
      • Because car carpets are expensive, it makes sense to protect them from damage or regular wear and tear.
      • Doctors suspect chronic back pain is caused by a combination of normal wear and tear on the joints of the back and poor muscle control.
      • This is in order to prevent premature wear of the valve seats.

  • 2

    • 2.1(wearing of clothes)

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

    • 2.2(clothing)

      ropa feminine
      children's/evening wear ropa de niños/para la noche
      • the correct wear for such an occasion la vestimenta / ropa apropiada para tal ocasión
      • This colourful handmade woollen wear come in green, red, ivory and black.
      • To say that business wear has changed in the past couple of years is an understatement.
      • There is a big price range for maternity wear, so you should be able to find lots of stuff you can afford.
      • Purchase bicycle clothing made of reflective fabrics or add reflective tape to all of your rainy-weather wear.
      • The site also features the firm's specialised fabrics such as blazer cloths along with corporate wear and men's and women's wear for the retail market.
      • Household and electrical goods and fashion wear have been the best-selling items, he said.
      • For those who like to shop, Hawkshead offers outdoor wear, plenty of gift shops and some very nice pubs and cafes.
      • People hurried back and forth, wrapped in cloaks or swirling capes behind them, in peasant wear or merchant finery.
      • And I think it's great that she is designing supercute, trendy maternity wear for your stores.
      • The shop not only sells a large selection of bridal wear, but also has bridal packages, beauty treatments and a range of other services all under one roof.
      • His smooth chat-up technique is hampered by an appalling taste in casual wear.
      • The two brands provide a series of swimwear, gym wear, underwear and accessories which are young, sporty and sexy.
      • The programme began shortly after 8pm and featured the delegates in traditional East Indian wear and evening gowns.
      • Casual wear is permitted after hours, as long as it follows the school dress code.
      • The event will feature 50 stalls selling everything from stylish hats and designer wear to the latest kitchen implements.
      • Today, these outfits serve as stage costumes rather than street wear.
      • It is a vast style improvement on beach wear and ghastly ski wear.
      • There are a lot of vibrant colours in the traditional wear.
      • It offers 5,000 sq ft of quality footwear, from outdoor to special occasion wear and top brands like Ecco, Van Dal, and Clarks.
      • Patagonia has turned organic cotton and fleece made of recycled plastic into high-end outdoor wear.


transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      she was wearing a black dress tenía puesto / llevaba un vestido negro
      • I've got nothing to wear no tengo qué ponerme
      • what shall I wear to the party? ¿qué me pongo para ir a la fiesta?
      • she wears green a lot tiene mucha ropa verde
      • she doesn't wear skirts no usa / no se pone faldas
      • he wears size 44 shoes calza (el) 44
      • gloves aren't worn much nowadays actualmente no se usan / no se llevan mucho los guantes
      • He was wearing a balaclava and dark clothing at the time of the incident.
      • She wore the black sequined dress to her 37th birthday party at the Tate Museum.
      • The men, wearing ski masks and dark clothing, were seen running off down Water Lane.
      • I do wear mini skirts sometimes but black ones not pink ones!
      • To finish the outfit off, she decided to wear her black rimmed glasses rather than her contacts.
      • She was wearing a silky black dress that stopped just above her knees.
      • Both robbers wore balaclavas, dark clothing and hooded jackets.
      • Crews wearing breathing apparatus spent more than seven hours extinguishing the blaze and ensuring the property was safe.
      • The man was wearing a dark navy suit, which fitted his body like a glove.
      • I don't think they should go to the parade wearing suits and smart clothing because it just won't seem right at all.
      • She walked over to the other side of the room, wearing only her undergarments.
      • Mr Laing and the rest of the crew wore several layers of protective clothing, which made moving around the boat difficult.
      • A specialist cleaning company had to send in people wearing protective clothing and breathing masks to clear what turned out to be six tonnes of waste.
      • When meeting a man for the first time, wear an item of clothing that will make it easy and fun for him to spot you.
      • Bradburne, a no-nonsense lady wearing a headscarf to protect her head from the bitter north wind, shrugs her shoulders.
      • Out of the corner of my eye, however, I can see two dark-suited men wearing shades leaning against a wall staring at me intently.
      • The offenders were described only as wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.
      • She was a fine-looking woman in her thirties, wearing a smart black dress.
      • Many of the victims wore multiple layers of clothing and carried small personal items like jewelry and medication.
      • He is wearing a dark indigo suit, elegant in its tailoring, a fine white shirt, and a richly colored tie.
      • There was a girl standing in front of a mirror wearing a long black dress.
      • He had no protective clothing and wore only overalls.

    • 1.2

      I'm not wearing my watch no tengo el reloj puesto
      • she was wearing a pearl necklace tenía puesto / llevaba un collar de perlas
      • why don't you wear your ring? ¿por qué no te pones el anillo?
      • what perfume are you wearing? ¿qué perfume llevas / tienes puesto?
      • she doesn't wear mascara no usa rímmel
      • he's wearing make-up está maquillado
      • she wears her hair long/short tiene / lleva el pelo largo/corto
      • he wears his hair in a pony tail se peina con cola de caballo
      • do you wear glasses? ¿usa anteojos?
      • to wear a sword llevar una espada
      • to wear the crown reinar
      • he was wearing a broad smile sonreía de oreja a oreja
      • she wears her age well se conserva muy bien

  • 2

    (through use)
    constant use had worn the soles very thin las suelas habían quedado muy delgadas con el uso constante
    • 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
    • they had worn a path through the hills sus pisadas habían marcado un sendero a través de las colinas
  • 3British informal

    (tolerate)
    (usually negative) consentir
    the tenants wouldn't wear it no hubo caso con los inquilinos informal
    • When it comes to paying too much money for an event the Government just won't wear it.
    • To replace bills with coins would save the Treasury at least $500m (£263m) a year. Yet Americans just won't wear it.
    • For a start you'd have the fossil fuel interests opposing nuclear power generation, but more importantly the Australian public just wouldn't wear it I think.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (through use)
    (brakes/carpet/tire/collar) gastarse
    to wear smooth alisarse
    • to wear thin perder la gracia
    • the elbows had worn very thin los codos estaban muy gastados
    • that excuse is wearing very thin esa excusa ya está muy trillada / ya no convence a nadie
    • her patience began to wear thin empezó a perder la paciencia
    • The good news is that we can rebuild old loops and links on your jewelry that have worn thin and make them like new again!
    • What is also happening as a result is that a path is being worn across the grass, which does nothing to enhance the look of the area.
    • Continually running an older car not designed to use unleaded petrol will eventually cause the coating to wear away, causing damage to the valves and cylinder heads.
    • Deep grooves and channels have been worn into the 600-year-old stone down the centuries.
    • Bryony jogged along the narrow path worn into the floor of the forest.
    • Well, it's nice compared to T-shirts and dirt-stained jeans with holes worn into the knees.
    • When you say that your daughter's teeth have worn down, that implies that she might be grinding her teeth, probably at night.
    • The road surface has worn away.
    • We followed a path worn into the grass, past what looked like a cornfield in its most premature state.
    • Sure enough, the big toe sticking out of the hole she had worn in her soft leather shoes was swollen.
    • Then there are the holes he wore in his jackets after putting them on for thirty years, or the mismatched patches she would use to sew them up.
    • The road surface had worn smooth and in places there were sunken tyres tracks that caused vehicles to shudder when they pass over them.
    • Today we see him sporting a Monty Python and the Holy Grail T-shirt with a pair of baggy jeans with holes worn in the knees.
    • Over the years, the tip of the exposed pole came into contact with the underground cable and the fence became electrified when insulation covering the cable wore away, he said.
    • Parking restrictions in parts of Oxford are no longer being enforced because road markings have worn away.
    • It turned out that the float had been vibrating against the body of the carburettor and had worn a little hole through it.
    • Time and travelling feet have worn grooves into hillsides as much as 3m deep.
    • Explaining why a formal dress-code hinders your ability to do your job should be easy enough if you're worn a hole through the knee on a pair of pants.
    • The top layer of our concrete patio has worn away.
  • 2

    (last)
    durar
    these tiles will wear for years estas baldosas durarán años
    • to wear well dar buen resultado
    • A ring that is plated with platinum but is actually sterling silver is probably not a good choice not because it might wear badly but because it is really only valued based on the underlying metal, which is silver.
    • A bespoke suit will wear well and hold its cut for years.
    • Whether you're planning to do the work yourself or get someone in, remember that gravel requires a firm, consolidated base to look good and wear well.
    • In addition to containing environmentally friendly raw materials, sustainable products typically wear well.
    • So quite why the front tyres have worn badly on the inside edge I'm not sure.
    • Gears without lubrication wear badly.
    • Such testosterone-laden yarns do not wear well a millennium on.
    • These cars perform well; the slightly dowdy interiors wear well and the seat mechanisms have proved robust.
    • There's a no-nonsense look about the dashboard area - the car is clearly designed here to wear well and not date.
    • This carpet is less formal-looking but will wear well.
    • I found the rugs didn't wear well either, but I love the colours, so I'm considering taking mine off the floor and hanging them too.
    • Our academics have won prizes for their work on Maori but it is my guess that much of their work won't wear well over time.