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wear out • splurge on • get rid of
get worn • last ditch effort
  1. I like to gifts for my friends.
  2. He made a effort to keep his job.
  3. It is easy to socks if you wear then often.
  4. My gloves never in summer.
  5. I always clothes when they wear out.
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1300 Shopping for Clothes

Curtis and Spencer talk about their fashion style and the clothes they like to buy and wear.

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wear out

notesThey get worn out.

To wear out is to become damaged over time. Notice the following:

  1. I wore out the soles of my shoes. I need new ones.
  2. My jacket is worn out. There are holes in it.

splurge on

notesIt is nice to splurge on something that looks really good.

To splurge on something is to spend a lot of money to buy it. Notice the following:

  1. Every year, I splurge on a nice dinner for my birthday.
  2. He splurged on an expensive pair of earrings for his wife.

get rid of

notesI need to get rid of a few t-shirts.

To get rid of somethings means to be free of it or have it no longer. Notice the following:

  1. I got rid of my old CDs because I never listen to them anymore.
  2. She got rid of all of the old food in her refridgerator.

get worn

notesThey never really get worn.

To get worn is when clothes are put on. Notice the following:

  1. That dress gets worn all the time.
  2. These shoes don't get worn. Maybe I'll throw them away.

last ditch effort

notesA hat is like a last ditch effort to save a bad hair day.

A last ditch effort is one last try to do something. Notice the following:

  1. He threw the ball in a last ditch effort to score.
  2. I dropped my bag and ran in a last ditch effort to catch the bus.

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