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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To wear away the surface or some part of it by friction.

Usage examples (38)
  • Using your brakes repeatedly will over time abrade them.
  • • Start to "abrade" the area by distressing the marked area with sandpaper.
  • "They're padded with sheepskin so as not to abrade."
  • I wasn't sure the wire wouldn't abrade a General products hull. for more
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