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leach away

1. To become dissolved, eroded, or carried away, by or as by some percolating liquid. Nutrients in the soil have continued leaching away as the groundwater become more acidic. The calcium in the sandstone leached away over time as water levels rose.
2. To dissolve, erode, or carry something away due to percolation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "leach" and "away." Increasingly acidic water has been leaching away important minerals from the land. Over time, the saltwater leached the limestone away all along the coastline.
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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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Without skin: Boiled, a process that further leaches away some of its nutrients, still boasts 1.4gm of protein, 2.5gm of fibre, and 13mg of vitamin C.
You turn around as a bright horn sounds: another trading ship docks at the Pier Yet as you stare, the picture fades: colour leaches away. Dark night swallows day The ship's cheerful horn becomes an ululating howl, a strident warning Endless fire rains from the skies.
But taking samples from soil is difficult, and the nerve gas leaches away over time.
Well, we have already discussed the good conditions - the more difficult ones are salt-laden winds, the lack of shelter and often soil of a sandy consistency which leaches away water and nutrients.
To buy the book, visit Unbound www.unbound.co.uk To read the poems, their translations, and some of the stories behind their creation, visit www.26treasures.com PAUL MURPHY'S WORK INSPIRED BY THE TREASURE A SELF-PORTRAIT' BY SHANI RHYS JAMES Blood Cell Sweet transient taste of innocence so early imbibed lingers but fleetingly Light turns to shade brilliance leaches away Horizons shorten, perspectives distort Falling, falling, falling from grace Pitilessly the mind's eye cuts through layers of artifice so contrived worrying, distressing raw ulcerous weeping sores below Trapped and bereft she silently screams "out, out damn spot" echoing soundlessly down all those empty years.
Equally, governor King is not put out by suggestions that if the sellers of the gilts he buys are foreigners his money just leaches away overseas.
Here are some of the collaborations: * Paul Murphy * Treasure - Self-portrait, Shani Rhys James (Studio With Gloves) Sweet transient taste of innocence so early imbibed lingers but fleetingly Light turns to shade brilliance leaches away Horizons shorten, perspectives distort Falling, falling, falling from grace Pitilessly the mind's eye cuts through layers of artifice so contrived worrying, distressing raw ulcerous weeping sores below Trapped and bereft she silently screams "out, out damn spot" echoing soundlessly down all those empty years.