3 : to destroy as if by eating : corrode <Acids ate away
Long negotiations at Upton Park caused unrest that ate away
at the Hammers last season and nearly killed them off.
Slowly it ate away
at her self-confidence and esteem.
Abbey Cape, from Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, suffered severe cardiomyopathy which ate away
at her heart leaving just eight per cent able to function.
Steve Jobs, interim CEO and original co-founder of Apple, made tough pruning decisions and planted new seeds of change that include: dumping the Newton personal digital assistants; ending Mac clone licensing agreements that ate away
Apple's profits; and restricting sales of Apple products to CompUSA and 3,500 authorized U.S.
Over time, the hardened lava resisted erosion, and the displaced rivers ate away
at the softer rock on either side of the deposits.