- v wear away
- v rub hard or scrub
- Air pollutants abrade, corrode, tarnish, soil, erode, crack, weaken and discolor materials of all varieties.
- It's enough to abrade the nerves of a discerning writer like myself, who sits through this fluff searching for needles in haystacks.
- The fault for this lies in a script that would rather ingratiate than abrade, in direction that is content to realize, in documentary fashion, the ugly surfaces of asylum life.
News & Articles
- Quinn Is Chided for Missing Forum
Ms. Quinn is known for a brash style that can often abrade, and her sidestepping of intimate settings like those at forums can be strategic, political analysts say.
Aug. 13, 2013 - New York Times