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nibble (away) at sth

phrasal verb with nibble uk   us   /ˈnɪb.l̩/ verb
to slowly reduce something: Even when inflation is low, it nibbles away at people's savings, reducing their value considerably over several years.
Translations of “nibble (away) at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸消耗,蠶食…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐消耗,蚕食…
(Definition of nibble (away) at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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