"to wear away" translation into Italian

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"to wear away" in Italian

EN to wear away
volume_up
{verb}

1. general

to wear away (also: to waste away)
volume_up
consumare {vb} (persone)

2. geology

to wear away (also: to erode away)

Context sentences for "to wear away" in Italian

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EnglishIn fact, I've seen them wear away their heel all the way to the flesh.
In effetti, li ho visti consumarsi i talloni fino ad arrivare alla carne viva.
EnglishWe have a saying in Portugal that the softest water will eventually wear away the hardest stone.
C'è un vecchio detto che dice: "gutta cavat lapidem ».