English version

eat something ↔ away

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisheat something ↔ away phrasal verbREDUCEto gradually remove or destroy something syn erode The stones are being eaten away by pollution. eat→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
eat awayAzhag was not entirely Azhag any more, the immeasurably strong personality of Nagash was gradually eating him away.He never brought in anything unless he had plans to eat it right away.Or you could always eat them straight away!If you were to eat one right away, it would be doughy and underdone.Elizabeth: No, I could eat and get away with it.
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Verb table
eat
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyeat
he, she, iteats
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyate
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave eaten
he, she, ithas eaten
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad eaten
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill eat
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have eaten
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam eating
he, she, itis eating
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you, we, theyare eating
Past
I, he, she, itwas eating
you, we, theywere eating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been eating
he, she, ithas been eating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been eating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be eating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been eating
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