eat away

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: away - remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces"
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
wash - form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside" away - wear away or erode
rust, corrode - become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"

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vt sep (sea)auswaschen; (acid)zerfressen
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Eat away, Polly, and my men will be back with supplies in a jiffy.
Eat away, prince, and tell me where you were born, and where you were brought up.
More and more meals that we eat away from home, it disrupts the normal process and leads to higher calorie, saturated fats and salt intakes, which ultimately causes harm to our health such as the risk of high blood pressure ,reported BBC health.
I'm wondering if any of the hull cleaners on the market are strong enough to eat away this type of tough crud.
The Hatters were, of course, looking for more points to eat away into the 30-point deficit handed to them by the Football League.
The hatchet can be programmed to eat away only at the ends of boards, to duplicate extended, heavy wear.
The saddest thing I have seen is veterans who wait years and years to get help, allowing these things to eat away at them so much that it has in many cases ruined their lives.
Something might be eating away at her that's causing her to eat away the day.