■ eat away

■ eat away
■ eat away
v. t. + avv. (spesso eat away at)
1 corrodere; erodere; attaccare: The acid had eaten away at the metal, l'acido aveva corroso il metallo
2 (fig.) rodere; tormentare: That thought was eating away at her, quel pensiero la rodeva
3 ► to eat into, def. 2.

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