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eat away

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Verb

Infinitive
eat away

Third person singular
eats away

Simple past
ate away

Past participle
eaten away

Present participle
eating away

eat away (third-person singular simple present eats away, present participle eating away, simple past ate away, past participle eaten away)
  1. Gradually to erode or corrode.
    The battery acid ate away at the metal until a large hole appeared.
    The river bank had been eaten away over the years by the flood water.

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