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grind down ‎(third-person singular simple present grinds down, present participle grinding down, simple past and past participle ground down)

  1. (transitive) To make something hard smaller and smoother by gradually rubbing off tiny bits, to wear down.
    • The old dog's teeth had been ground down by constant use.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To weaken someone's morale over a long period.
    • 1997, The Toasters, Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down
      I'm living in a world where I don't really fit
      Every day walking through the same old shit
      I'm gonna get my gun, gonna get prepared
      I'm not impressed and I'm not scared
      Don't let the bastards grind you down!
      Don't let them grind you down!
      Don't let the bastards grind you down!
      Don't let them grind you down!

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