erode
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to wear away)
a. erosionar
Rain and wind have eroded these canyons over the years.La lluvia y el viento han erosionado estos cañones a través de los años.
b. corroer
Citrus fruits contain acid which can erode your tooth enamel.Las frutas cítricas contienen ácido que puede corroer el esmalte de los dientes.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to undermine)
a. mermar
The prime minister's actions have eroded the public's trust in the government.Las acciones del primer ministro han mermado la confianza del público en el gobierno.
b. minar
The scandal eroded donor confidence and ultimately reduced the organization's funds.El escándalo minó la confianza de los donantes y en última instancia redujo los fondos de la organización..
c. reducir
Inflation has eroded workers' real wages.La inflación ha reducido los salarios reales de los trabajadores.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be worn away)
a. erosionarse
The rock eroded to make what looks like a pig's face.La piedra se erosionó y formó algo parecido a la cara de un cerdo.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be undermined)
a. disminuir
Trust in the media has eroded to historic lows.La confianza en los medios de comunicación ha disminuido a mínimos históricos.
b. mermar
The support for the candidate is gradually eroding across multiple national polls.El apoyo al candidato está mermando en forma gradual en diversas encuestas nacionales.
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erode
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (rock, soil, metal)
a. erosionar
2. (confidence, power)
a. erosionar, minar
3. (savings, income)
a. mermar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (rock, soil, metal)
a. erosionarse
5. (confidence, power)
a. minarse
6. (savings, income)
a. mermar
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erode [ɪˈrəʊd]
transitive verb
1 (Geol) erosionar; [+acid] corroer
smaller watercourses erode the sides of mountains This rock has weathered and eroded into a kaolinitic clay acidic citrus drinks erode tooth enamel
2 [+confidence, power, authority] mermar; [+support, rights] reducir
army intervention in local administration eroded popular support for the non-communist parties
inflation has eroded the value of their savings la inflación ha mermado el valor de sus ahorros
the recession has eroded consumer confidence the buying power of cash is eroded by inflation undermining its foundations by further eroding the rights of its nation states political instability erodes the confidence of investors the attitude of his parents eroded his confidence even further his party recognized that such a strategy could erode their own powers and privileges a plan for a national minimum wage which would erode differentials for skilled workers the ANC is searching for a way to erode the power of the central government
intransitive verb
1 (Geol) erosionarse
when one piece of land started to erode, the peasants would shift to another
2 [+confidence] mermarse
there's a risk consumer confidence could erode further
[+support] disminuir
support for his party is eroding el apoyo a su partido está disminuyendo
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