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ERODE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does erode mean? 

ERODE (verb)
  The verb ERODE has 2 senses:

1. become ground down or deteriorate
2. remove soil or rock

  Familiarity information: ERODE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ERODE (verb)


Sense 1erode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become ground down or deteriorate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

eat at; erode; gnaw at; gnaw; wear away

Context example:

Her confidence eroded

Hypernyms (to "erode" is one way to...):

crumble; decay; delapidate (fall into decay or ruin)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2erode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove soil or rock

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

eat away; erode; fret

Context example:

Rain eroded the terraces

Hypernyms (to "erode" is one way to...):

damage (inflict damage upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "erode"):

wash (form by erosion)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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