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chip away at

1 hit to remove in bits TRANSITIVEscealp giota ar ghiotathey were chipping away at the concrete bhí siad ag scealpadh na coincréite giota ar ghiota, bhí siad ag piocadh leo ar an gcoincréit 2 gradually weaken sth TRANSITIVEcreim verb  c m upoverty is chipping away at this area tá an bochtanas ag creimeadh an cheantair seoto be continually chipping away at sb's authority bheith ag tochailt faoi dhuine i rith an ama → see chip