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It allows households and businesses to take risks as it erodes the real value of debts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This absence of yield will hurt'safe haven' savers if inflation picks up next year and begins to erode the real value or purchasing power of money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The danger is that excellence is gradually eroded as universities watch their funding streams run dry. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was also said the value of savings was being eroded. The Sun (2010)If we had not got a result of some sort it would have eroded our confidence. The Sun (2008)We can use inflation to erode the true value of debts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With cash deposits there is always a risk that your capital will be eroded by inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The shortened season had reduced income and the reduction of assets had further eroded income. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)The second reason for disappointment came with the eroded profit margins. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Confidence was eroded on more than one front. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These huge price rises can steadily erode the value of your wealth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)People may be too conservative and find their investments eroded by inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rising cost of essential goods and services has eroded their discretionary income. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It needs inflation to erode the real cost of its debts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The distinction between health and social care makes no sense and it will need to be eroded gradually. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sand underneath the clay had been gradually eroded and the weather in the past few weeks was the final straw. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Soil is being eroded by as much as 47 tonnes a hectare. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Take advice, as these costs can add up and erode your profit margins. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here, it is expected to erode real disposable incomes over the next two years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Consumers would actually have lost money, as inflation would have eroded the value of their original investment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The regulator said that their margins had been eroded by a rise in the wholesale cost of energy and the cost of delivering it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They quickly spotted two or three more prints, which had been exposed as the wind eroded the dunes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Is it possible that societal trends since 1970 would have seriously eroded the church were it not for the influence of church growth? Christianity Today (2000)But by the time he reluctantly left office in 2002 the credibility of the diminutive and colourful Zambian leader had been seriously eroded. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Since timing is so crucial to punching power, and timing is eroded by age and wear and tear, that declaration is nonsensical. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: erode VERB
If rock or soil erodes or is eroded by the weather, sea, or wind, it cracks and breaks so that it is gradually destroyed.
The storm washed away buildings and roads and eroded beaches.
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