wear and tear

{n. phr.} Deterioration through use. * /After 75,000 miles there is usually a lot of wear and tear on any car./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • wear and tear — UK US noun [U] INSURANCE ► the damage that happens to an object in ordinary use during a period of time: »The insurer will reduce any payout to take into account wear and tear of the item. general/normal wear and tear »The airline will not accept …   Financial and business terms

  • Wear and tear — is a term for damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use or aging. It is used in a legal context for such areas as warranty contracts from manufacturers, which usually stipulate that damage due to wear and tear will not …   Wikipedia

  • Wear and tear — Tear Tear, n. The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] {Wear and tear}. See under {Wear}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wear and tear — Wear Wear, n. 1. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment. [1913 Webster] 2. The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion. [1913 Webster] Motley s the only wear. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wear and tear — I noun corrosion, damage, decay, depletion, depreciation, deterioration, dissolution, dilapidation, diminution, erosion, exhaustion, impairment, ravage, ruination, wastage associated concepts: award with wear and tear excepted II index decrement …   Law dictionary

  • wear and tear — noun decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use • Syn: ↑depreciation • Derivationally related forms: ↑depreciate (for: ↑depreciation) • Hypernyms: ↑financial loss, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wear and tear — /tair/ damage or deterioration resulting from ordinary use; normal depreciation. Also, wear and tear. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • wear and tear — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. depletion, wearing, effect of use; see damage 1 , 2 , destruction 2 , loss 3 , wear …   English dictionary for students

  • wear and tear — noun Date: 1666 the loss, injury, or stress to which something is subjected by or in the course of use; especially normal depreciation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wear and tear — noun /ˈwɛərənˈtɛər/ damage or depreciation resulting from ordinary use …   Wiktionary

  • Wear And Tear Exclusion — A provision of an insurance contract that states that the normal, expected deterioration of the insured object will not be covered by the policy. Wear and tear is excluded from insurance policy coverage because it is inevitable. Insurance is… …   Investment dictionary


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