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nibbling

verb
present participle of nibble

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1 to eat reluctantly and in small bites
  • having no real appetite at all, I just nibbled during the party

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3 to consume or wear away gradually
  • discovered that inflation had steadily nibbled their savings

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“Nibbling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nibbling. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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