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chip away

1 (v + adv) remove in bits
TRANSITIVEscealp amachpioc ar PhrV  c m u
INTRANSITIVEto be chipping away bheith ag piocadh leat, bheith ag scealpadh leat
2 (v + adv) weaken TRANSITIVEcreim verb  c m uthe sea is chipping away at the coast tá an fharraige ag creimeadh an chósta 3 (v + adv) especially SPOR plug away INTRANSITIVEcoinnigh ort  c m uthey chipped away until they scored choinnigh siad orthu go dtí gur scóráil siad → see chip

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