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gnaw away at sth

verb [I + prep, T] uk phrasal verb with gnaw   /nɔː/ us    /nɑː/
to gradually reduce or spoil something: Bad debts are continuing to gnaw away at the bank's profits.
Translations of “gnaw away at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 磨損, 消耗, 侵蝕…
in Chinese (Simplified) 磨损, 消耗, 侵蚀…
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