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"erode" in American English

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erodeverb [I/T]

 us   /ɪˈroʊd/
to ​weaken or ​damage something by taking away ​parts of it ​gradually, or to ​becomeweaker in this way: [T] Budget ​cuts could ​further erode the ​benefitpackageprovided for by the ​contract.
earth science If a ​naturalfeature or ​physicalobject erodes, it is ​damaged by the ​effect of ​weather.
(Definition of erode from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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erodeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ɪˈrəʊd/
to slowly ​reduce or destroy something, or to be slowly ​reduced or destroyed: erode value/profits/margins Sudden ​movements in ​exchange and ​interestrates can erode ​profitmargins. erode ​confidence/​support The ​retailindustry is ​struggling with eroding ​consumerconfidence and a ​weakeningsalestrend.
(Definition of erode from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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