nibble (away) at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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nibble (away) at sth

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