Definitions for chip away

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word chip away

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chip away, chip away at(verb)

    remove or withdraw gradually: "These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"

Wiktionary

  1. chip away(Verb)

    To reduce or weaken bit by bit.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bob Previdi:

    I don't see where this ends. I see this as continuing to chip away at the foundation of our school system.

  2. Melissa Melewsky:

    When you chip away at protections for the press, you diminish their ability to do their constitutionally protected job.

  3. Robert Jenkins:

    Some regulators continue to chip away at leverage. The banking lobby is chipping away at the chipping away, and the banking lobby is winning.

  4. Robert Jenkins:

    The single greatest risk to financial stability remains excessive leverage in the banking system, some regulators continue to chip away at leverage. The banking lobby is chipping away at the chipping away, and the banking lobby is winning.

  5. Junichi Ishikawa:

    Pressure to unwind dollar long positions is mounting and focus is on how long this trend will continue. 'China risk' has dampened hopes for a September rate hike and upcoming data could further chip away at expectations for a Fed tightening.

Translation

Find a translation for the chip away definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these chip away definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"chip away." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 7 Feb. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/chip away>.

Are we missing a good definition for chip away? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for chip away:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.