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English definition of “nibble (away) at sth”

nibble (away) at sth

phrasal verb with nibble     /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.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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