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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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