eating away

NOUN
  1. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
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How To Use eating away In A Sentence

  • The recession is eating away at their revenues.
  • The ocean waves are slowly eating away the coastal rocks.
  • The acid has been eating away the sides of the container.
  • Her laughter was deep, right from the stomach, and it sounded like merry drums beating away.
  • She was so elated that for the rest of that day, and for the rest of that week, the little worm of melancholy which had been eating away at her heart was quiescent.
  • As the disease progresses, it can debilitate a person by slowly eating away the joint's cartilage and bone.
  • The ocean waves are slowly eating away the coastal rocks.
  • His literary instrument hacks deep into the malignancy eating away at our society, but still the tumour continues to grow, feeding on pessimism, fatality and dark, dark satire.
  • It's eating away the land and this has been particularly noticeable over the last five years.
  • While it has not always lived up to those values, they are there, ‘a sort of immune system eating away at political disease’, corroding the power of grand acquisitors everywhere.
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