Definition of nibble (away) at
- Police have been nibbling (away) at crime in the city for years.
: to bite gently
: to eat or chew in small bits
: to take away bit by bit
: an act of nibbling
: a very small quantity or portion (as of food)
: a tentative expression of interest
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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