wear away

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Synonyms for wear away

cut away in small pieces

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become ground down or deteriorate

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It can only be cleaned by specialist conservators every few years because frequent cleaning would wear away the marble, and it would then need to be recast in bronze.
1 : to dig out or wear away the supporting earth beneath <Erosion undermined the wall.
Natural England, previously known as English Nature, wants fossil-bearing cliffs on the Suffolk coast to be allowed to wear away, exposing stratas of soil and rock for study.
The polymer/ceramic-based coating contains no TBT (tributyl tin) or VOCs and does not ablate or wear away.
Both plates can be welded or bolted to existing diamond plate structures and will not wear away over time.
This protection will not wash off or wear away providing antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the product.
The Hilo sink is made from solid-surface material, so the color goes all the way through and can't wear away.
2 WATCH YOUR DRINKS Fruit juices, wine and fizzy drinks are high in acid which can wear away the enamel on your teeth, so try to avoid swishing them round your mouth.
This maltracking of the kneecap is very common, and causes the cartilage around the bone to prematurely wear away.
4 Rain, rivers, or even people digging for fossils wear away at the rock layers to reveal the buried fossils.