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Definition of grind down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grind down

 phrasal verb
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to treat somebody in a cruel unpleasant way over a long period of time, so that they become very unhappy Don't let them grind you down. Years of oppression had ground the people down.
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