erode erode  /ɪ ˈroʊd/


  1. (v) become ground down or deteriorate
  2. (v) remove soil or rock


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  • Economic neophytes would layer heavier and heavier burdens on employers and families, slowing our economy and opening the way for foreign competition to further erode our lead.


  1. Brazil offers new credit line as Rousseff pushes positive agenda

    By Carl Patchen BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will hand out 17 billion reais ($8 billion) in cheap loans for home appliance purchases, the government said on Wednesday, in a move to bolster Brazilians' buying power as a lackluster economy and high inflation erode its approval rating. President Dilma Rousseff, a leftist economist who plans to run for re-election next year, saw her high popularity ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Crude Supply Rises in Survey on Output: Energy Markets

    U.S. crude supplies probably rose last week as production increased and imports rebounded, threatening to erode prices after their biggest gain since April, a Bloomberg survey showed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Soft drinks may erode teeth as badly as drugs

    A new study suggests soda can erode teeth as badly as illegal drugs.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KSLA-TV Shreveport

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  1. "We have to be very careful, as we are trying to move toward the establishment of a Palestinian state, (about) actions and statements that erode confidence," Rice said. "This is a very delicate time."
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source:

  2. Mr Obama said: "I know there has been much discussion about what reform would cost, and rightly so. But let there be no doubt - the cost of inaction is greater. If we fail to act, premiums will climb higher, benefits will erode further, and the...
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Health Service Journal

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