eat into

eat into
transitive verb phrase
1. (to destroy) 
a. destruir 
The rot had eaten into the steps of the porch.La putrefacción había destruido los escalones del porche.
2. (to take away) 
a. quitar 
The hours required to do my job were eating into my personal time more and more.Las horas necesarias para hacer mi trabajo me quitaban cada vez más tiempo de mi vida personal.
b. mermar 
The constant repairs on the house were eating into their retirement.Los arreglos continuos de la casa estaban mermando sus ahorros de jubilación.
eat into
transitive verb phrase
1. (erode) 
a. corroer 
2. (fig) 
a. gastar (time) 
3. (savings) 
a. mermar 
eat into
intransitive verb
(wear away) desgastar; [+metal] [+acid] corroer; [+savings] mermar; [+leisure time] reducir;
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