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Chip away   /tʃɪp əwˈeɪ/   Listen
Chip away

verb
1.
Remove or withdraw gradually:.  Synonym: chip away at.






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"Chip away" Quotes from Famous Books



... hair, Joan quickly dressed again and prepared to depart. She was about to leave a fragment torn from her skirt hanging by the chapel, but changed her mind, and getting a splinter of granite, rough-edged, she began to chip away a tress of her own bright hair, sawing it off upon the stone table as best she could. Like a fallen star it presently glimmered in the thorn bush above St. Madron's altar where she wound the little lock, presently to bring gold to the nests and joy ...
— Lying Prophets • Eden Phillpotts



Words linked to "Chip away" :   remove, withdraw, chip away at, take, take away



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