leach away

leach something away (from something)

 and leach something out (of something); leach something out; leach something away
to remove something from something by leaching. The heavy rains leached nutrients away from the soil. The rains leached away the nutrients.
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leach away

[for something] to erode or wash away gradually by leaching. The soft sandstone leached away under the constant rains. The flowerpots sat out in the rain, where all the nutrients in the soil leached away.
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But presenter Chris Jackson will tell viewers: "Northumbrian Water sounds nice and local but when you pay the bill you may be surprised to learn the profits leach away to the other side of the world.
Which is why the RFU have to do everything they can to boost participation in further and higher education because that is the demographic where players leach away.
It is time that the police changed this state of affairs and to start with, they must begin a drive to leach away the numerous illegal guns that have flooded the city and which often figure in the numerous crimes in the city.
You are one of the freest of spirits and when you compromise on this too much, it can start to leach away at your sense of inner peace.
Using an ionised gas (plasma) this layer is molecularly bound to the surface and will not leach away.
With fertigation, fertilizers are immediately available to the plant in small "bite size" amounts so more than 90 percent of the nutrients can be absorbed by the plants and are not left to run off or leach away.
There's plenty of water in geologic settings, such as limestone caves, so uranium will leach away.
The basil molecules bind to the polymers, but water in the food allows the chemicals to leach away from the plastic into the food.
Wolkowski explains that the largest amounts of crushed wallboard raised concentrations of soil calcium and sulfur but lowered soil magnesium; the excess calcium from the wallboard displaces magnesium from the soil, allowing it to leach away.