What does eat into mean?

Definitions for eat into

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eat into, fret, rankle, grate(verb)

    gnaw into; make resentful or angry

    "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eat into in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eat into in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Public Affairs Matthias Berninger:

    All of those things are a headache that translates into costs that eat into profitability, it's a slow crash.

  2. Gary Schnitkey:

    There still is a fixed cost out there no matter what you do, so the incentive is to go out there and get the variable cost covered and eat into the fixed cost.

  3. Tom Metzold:

    This decision will ultimately result in a resolution being dragged out over a longer period of time, having the administrative costs incurred eat into the ultimate recovery for the bondholders.

  4. Jared Woodard:

    Over the next quarter or two we could start to see higher labor costs really eat into profits for some of these retailers, the biggest vulnerabilities are in stores that aren't selling high margin goods like discount apparel, T.J. Maxx, Ross Stores and others that really depend on volume and need high head count to get the job done.

  5. Robert Smith:

    Knowing that everything's futile but still fighting, still raging against the dying of the light -- that's what motivates me all the time ... If you hold that sense of futility in your head for too long, it can begin to eat into you. You can still be aware of it but find a place for it where you can actually exist comfortably and enjoy things.

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