vb. To consume gradually, especially by erosion.
Usage examples of "eat into".
I put the rags in a basket, the cores in a tub, the linens in my closet, the woollens in my bureau, the old papers in the corner of the window, the things good to eat into my plate, the bits of glass in the fireplace, the old shoes behind the door, and the bones under my bed.
If we put right things to eat into your stomach that will do away with the sores, and if you know that I don't like bad words you won't say them any oftener than you can help, will you Billy?
Marvel it is to all living Christian hearts that such gnawing adders should be suffered to eat into the bowels of the state, and even of the holy church herself, with foul usuries and extortions.
They set aside all thought of using a rental car solely because they did not want the distraction of hands-on driving to eat into precious plotting time.
Cold between enveloped them and F'lar hastily closed the tunic he'd opened, but not before the cold seemed to eat into his chest bone.