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erode

verb abrade, break down, consume, decay, deteriorate, diminish, disintegrate, dissolve, file, gradually eat away, grind, lessen, lose, make thin, rasp, reduce, rub away, scrape, shrink, strip, waste, weaken, wear, wear away, wear down, wear down by friccion, weather
Associated concepts: erode the credibility of a witness
See also: degenerate, depreciate, diminish, impair, lessen
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They were taken to the Erode Land Grabbing police cell located in the district police office, where Raja told police that he was innocent, and wanted them to show him the complainant but the police said he would appear in court when the trial begins.
Experts claim the money goes right down the drain as more beaches continue to erode.
About 50 miles south of the Grand Canyon, a small river called West Clear Creek is chewing its way eastward through rocks similar to those that the Colorado began to erode millions of years ago.
That amount of water could erode 50 more feet of unprotected sandy beaches than the current survey assumes and threaten even more homes.
Apart from the obvious choking hazard, the pennies can trigger stomach ulcers and erode into circular blades of tissue-ripping zinc, a physician reported this week in Chicago at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.