chip away

verb

Definition of chip away

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove, take away, or withdraw gradually night restores the magnificence that man has chipped away — Brooks Atkinson

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to chip away something —often used with at men who chip away at the American way of life

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Origin and Etymology of chip away

2chip


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