A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ERODE

Mon, 26 Sep '22
Wear away, as soil
Sun, 22 May '22
Weaken, as support
Wed, 18 May '22
Eat dirt?
Fri, 1 Apr '22
Eat at
Wed, 2 Feb '22
Wear away
Sun, 2 Jan '22
Chip away at
Sat, 4 Dec '21
Take the edge off?
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Gradually wear away
Tue, 7 Sep '21
Wash away gradually
Sun, 29 Aug '21
Gradually diminish
Sat, 10 Jul '21
Cut into
Mon, 28 Jun '21
Gradually wear away, as soil
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Wear down bit by bit
Fri, 23 Apr '21
Wear