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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyeat away
he/she/iteats away
present participleeating away
past tenseate away
past participleeaten away

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  1. eat away

    or

    eat into

    to gradually destroy something

    Within a few years inflation had eaten away all the economic gains.

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