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chew away

To erode something, often completely. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chew" and "away." Termites have chewed away this whole section of the roof!
See also: away, chew

chew something away

to gnaw something off; to gnaw at something until it's all gone. You can see what's left of it. Most of it has been chewed away by some animal. Your puppy chewed away the top of my shoe!
See also: away, chew
References in classic literature ?
He tried the straw, but, as he chewed away at it, he noticed to his great disappointment that it tasted neither like rice nor like macaroni.
Other no-nos that were cited in the course of the show included resto owners and chefs who 'hovered' over the critic as he chewed away, distracting him from the tasty task at hand.
He walked into my tiny boutique in Malate with a very precious antique Afghan prayer rug that had a corner missing, chewed away by his dog.
While she was unconscious, her dog had chewed away her mouth, nose and chin.
Stress from overcrowding turns them into cannibals and WSPA staff saw turtles with fins entirely chewed away.
Over tens of thousands of years massive sheets of ice slowly slid and chewed away at the rock carving out these valleys.
The Maryland cannibal attack is the second bizarre and shocking human-flesh eating incident that happened few days after a man in Miami chewed away another man's face.
The rodents had also chewed away the rear seats of his car.
There was urine and faeces everywhere and what bedding there had been had been chewed away," he said.
He urged the group to focus on maples, move slowly around trees, use binoculars, scrutinize the bark from the ground to the crown and look for leaves chewed away at the veins.
Its margin is chewed away on TV advertising and profit, and not put in the pockets of British consumers.
I can still taste the plastic feet as I chewed away for what seemed like an entire afternoon.
The Gin Kings, with a virtual sea of humanity as their ever-valuable sixth man, chewed away at a 16-point first half deficit and came back from 12 down in the third period to hammer out an 80-75 victory over Air21 and take the Fiesta Cup title series to the distance.
It seems a small line of defense against the nearby mine, where heavy machinery has already chewed away a mountain and giant dump trucks carry ore from a huge gash in the earth.
All that warm water chewed away at Arctic ice from below.