US: /ˈiɹoʊd/, /ɪˈɹoʊd/
English Vietnamese dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- xói mòn, ăn mòn
Advanced English dictionary
+ verb [often passive] ~ (sth) (away)
1 to gradually destroy the surface of sth through the action of wind, rain, etc.; to be gradually destroyed in this way
Synonym: WEAR AWAY
[VN] The cliff face has been steadily eroded by the sea. + [V] The rocks have eroded away over time.
2 (written) to gradually destroy sth or make it weaker over a period of time; to be destroyed or made weaker in this way: [VN] Her confidence has been slowly eroded by repeated failures. + Mortgage payments have been eroded (= decreased in value) by inflation. [also V]?
erosion noun [U]: the erosion of the coastline by the sea + soil erosion + the erosion of her confidence
wear (down or away), eat away, grind down, abrade, gnaw away (at), consume, corrode, wash away; deteriorate, destroy, deplete, reduce, diminish:
Water has eroded the rock. Their continued lying has eroded my confidence in their honesty.
badly, deeply, seriously, severely
Walkers should stick to obvious paths, even if they are badly eroded. The experience had seriously eroded his confidence in himself.
| completely | further | gradually, slowly
The distinction between social classes is slowly being eroded.
The river bank had been steadily eroded over the years.
| rapidly | easily | away
The rocks have eroded away over time.
VERB + ERODE
The pressure towards uniformity that constantly threatens to erode local traditions.
| tend to
Concise English dictionary
+become ground down or deteriorate
+remove soil or rock