gnaw away at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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gnaw away at sth

phrasal verb with gnaw uk   /nɔː/  us   /nɑː/ verb [I + prep, T]
to ​graduallyreduce or ​spoil something: Bad ​debts are ​continuing to ​gnaw away at the bank's ​profits.
(Definition of gnaw away at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gnaw away at sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 磨损, 消耗, 侵蚀…
in Chinese (Traditional) 磨損, 消耗, 侵蝕…
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