US: /ˈiɹoʊd/, /ɪˈɹoʊd/
UK: /ɪɹˈə‍ʊd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

erode /i'roud/
  • 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

Thesaurus dictionary

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.

Collocation dictionary


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.
| steadily
The river bank had been steadily eroded over the years.
| rapidly | easily | away
The rocks have eroded away over time.


threaten to
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