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wear down

1 (v + adv) footwear, tyres, etc INTRANSITIVEcreim verb  c m ucaith verb  c m uhis teeth are worn down tá a chuid fiacla creimthetyres wear down over time caitear boinn de réir a chéile, caitear boinn leis an aimsirhis shoes were worn down bhí a chuid bróg caite 2 (v + adv) cliff, rock face, etc TRANSITIVEcreim verb  c m uthe cliff has been worn down by the sea tá an aill creimthe ag an bhfarraige 3 (v + adv) resistance, spirit, strength TRANSITIVEtraoch verb  c m utuirsigh verb  c m uthey wore down the opposition rinne siad a gcéilí comhraic a thraochadh, thuirsigh siad a gcéilí comhraicwe were worn down by the long journey bhíomar traochta ag an turas fada, bhíomar tugtha i ndiaidh an turais fhada → féach wear