English - Vietnamese Dictionary
+become ground down or deteriorate
+remove soil or rock
Advanced English 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.
+ verb [often passive] ~ (sth) (away)Collocation Dictionary
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
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
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