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English verb: erode

1. erode (change) become ground down or deteriorate


SamplesHer confidence eroded.


Synonymseat at, gnaw, gnaw at, wear away


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)crumble, decay, dilapidate

2. erode (change) remove soil or rock


SamplesRain eroded the terraces.


Synonymseat away, fret


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)damage


Narrower (hyponym)wash









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