eat+away

  • 1eat away at — ˌeat a ˈway at [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they eat away at he/she/it eats away at present participle eating away at past tense ate away at …

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  • 2eat away at — (something) to reduce something by a little at a time. These bank fees eat away at my savings every month …

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  • 3eat away — index diminish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4eat away — verb 1. remove soil or rock Rain eroded the terraces • Syn: ↑erode, ↑fret • Derivationally related forms: ↑erosive (for: ↑erode), ↑erosion ( …

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  • 5eat away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms eat away : present tense I/you/we/they eat away he/she/it eats away present participle eating away past tense ate away past participle eaten away eat away or eat into to gradually destroy something Within a… …

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  • 6eat away — v. (d; intr.) to eat away at (the waves eat away at the shore) * * * (d; intr.) to eat away at (the waves eat away at the shore) …

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  • 7eat away at — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms eat away at : present tense I/you/we/they eat away at he/she/it eats away at present participle eating away at past tense ate away at past participle eaten away at to make someone feel more and more unhappy or …

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  • 8eat away — PHRASAL VERB If one thing eats away another or eats away at another, it gradually destroys or uses it up. [V P n (not pron)] Water pours through the roof, encouraging rot to eat away the interior of the house... [V P at n] The recession is eating …

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  • 9eat away — Synonyms and related words: abate, abrade, abstract, bate, bite, canker, corrode, curtail, decrease, deduct, depreciate, derogate, detract, diminish, disparage, drain, eat, eat into, erode, extract, file away, gnaw, impair, leach, lessen, nibble… …

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  • 10eat away — {v.} 1. To rot, rust, or destroy. * /Rust was eating away the pipe./ * /Cancer ate away the healthy flesh./ See: EAT OUT(2). 2. To gradually consume. * /The ocean waves were gradually eating the volcanic rocks until they turned into black sand./ …

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  • 11eat away — {v.} 1. To rot, rust, or destroy. * /Rust was eating away the pipe./ * /Cancer ate away the healthy flesh./ See: EAT OUT(2). 2. To gradually consume. * /The ocean waves were gradually eating the volcanic rocks until they turned into black sand./ …

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  • 12eat\ away — v 1. To rot, rust, or destroy. Rust was eating away the pipe. Cancer ate away the healthy flesh. See: eat out(2) 2. To gradually consume. The ocean waves were gradually eating the volcanic rocks until they turned into black sand …

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  • 13eat away at — {v. phr.} To psychologically gnaw at; to worry someone. * /Fear of the comprehensive examination was eating away at Sam./ …

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  • 14eat away at — {v. phr.} To psychologically gnaw at; to worry someone. * /Fear of the comprehensive examination was eating away at Sam./ …

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  • 15eat away — verb Gradually to erode or corrode. The battery acid ate away at the metal until a large hole appeared …

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  • 16eat\ away\ at — v. phr. To psychologically gnaw at; to worry someone. Fear of the comprehensive examination was eating away at Sam …

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  • 17eat away — gnaw at, nibble away at, erode …

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  • 18eat away — rot, erode, destroy The mildew has been eating away at the window frame all summer …

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  • 19eat away — to corrode and remove the metal from the front fender has been eaten away by rust …

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  • 20eat away at something — eat away at (something) to reduce something by a little at a time. These bank fees eat away at my savings every month …

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