Definition of erode
- flooding eroded the hillside
- inflation eroding buying power
- glaciers erode U-shaped valleys
- where the land has eroded away
Crashing waves have eroded the cliffs along the beach.
The shoreline has eroded badly.
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: to gradually destroy (something) or to be gradually destroyed by natural forces (such as water, wind, or ice)
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