HyperDic: eat_into

English > 1 sense of the expression eat into:
VERBemotioneat into, fret, rankle, grategnaw into
English > eat into: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
Meaninggnaw into; make resentful or angry.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will eat into him
Synonymsfret, rankle, grate
Broaderannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilCause annoyance in
Spanishamargar, carcomer, crispar, roer, supurar
Catalanamargar, crispar

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