nibble (away) at

Definition of nibble (away) at

  1. :  to make (something) disappear or go away very slowly Police have been nibbling (away) at crime in the city for years.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bite gently

    :  to eat or chew in small bits

    :  to take away bit by bit

  1. :  an act of nibbling

    :  a very small quantity or portion (as of food)

    :  snack

  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds

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to cast off or become cast off

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