eat away

eat away(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. comerse (animal)
The bugs are eating away all my strawberries.Los bichos se están comiendo todas mis fresas.
b. corroer (chemical)
Don't get any heavy-duty cleaning products on your glasses because they will eat away the coating on the lenses.No dejes que ningún producto de limpieza fuerte entre en contacto con tus lentes porque corroerá el revestimiento de los cristales.
c. erosionar (weather)
Heavy rains have caused the river to eat away its banks.Las lluvias fuertes han hecho que el río erosione sus riberas.
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eat away
transitive verb
(wear away) desgastar; (corrode) corroer; [+mice etc] roer;
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