English verb: corrode
|1.||corrode (change) cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid|
|Samples||The acid corroded the metal.|
The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Verb group||corrode, rust|
|2.||corrode (change) become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid|
|Samples||The metal corroded.|
The pipes rusted.
|Examples||These cars won't corrode|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||crumble, decay, dilapidate|
|Narrower (hyponym)||eat away, fret|
|Verb group||corrode, eat, rust|