In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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 masculineyou 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.
2.1(wearing of clothes)clothes for evening/everyday wear — ropa para la noche/para diario / para todos los días
2.2(clothing)ropa femininechildren'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 verbworn, wore
1.1she 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.
1.2I'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) consentirthe 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 verbworn, wore
1(through use)(brakes/carpet/tire/collar) gastarseto 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)durarthese 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.
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