Erode - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈroʊd|  American pronunciation of the word erode
Brit.  |ɪˈrəʊd|  British pronunciation of the word erode


- become ground down or deteriorate(syn: gnaw)

Her confidence eroded

- remove soil or rock(syn: fret)

Rain eroded the terraces


Crashing waves have eroded the cliffs along the beach.

The shoreline has eroded badly.

The cliffs are being constantly eroded by heavy seas.

The rocks have gradually eroded away.

Our personal freedom is being gradually eroded away.

Repeated exam failure had eroded her confidence.

Her confidence eroded

Rain eroded the terraces

Word forms

I/you/we/they: erode
he/she/it: erodes
present participle: eroding
past tense: eroded
past participle: eroded
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