grind\ down


grind\ down
1. III
grind down smth. /smth. down/ grind down a knife (an axe, etc.) наточить или сточить нож и т. д.; grind down a lens шлифовать линзу
2. XI
be ground down by smth., smb. be ground down by taxation (by poverty, by tyranny, etc.) быть замученным налогами и т. д., the slaves were ground down by their masters хозяева угнетали своих рабов
3. XVI
grind down into smth. this corn grinds down into a nice white flour из этого зерна получается хорошая белая мука

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • grind down — verb rule a country as a tyrant • Syn: ↑tyrannize, ↑tyrannise • Derivationally related forms: ↑tyrant (for: ↑tyrannize) • Hypernyms: ↑dictate …   Useful english dictionary

  • grind down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms grind down : present tense I/you/we/they grind down he/she/it grinds down present participle grinding down past tense ground down past participle ground down to treat someone in a cruel way over a long period… …   English dictionary

  • grind down — PHRASAL VERB If you say that someone grinds you down, you mean that they treat you very harshly and cruelly, reducing your confidence or your will to resist them. [V n P] You see, said Hughes, there s people who want to humiliate you and grind… …   English dictionary

  • grind down — verb To weaken someone morale over a long period. Im living in a world where I dont really fit …   Wiktionary

  • grind down a knife — sharpen the blade of a knife …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grind — ► VERB (past and past part. ground) 1) reduce to small particles or powder by crushing. 2) sharpen, smooth, or produce by crushing or friction. 3) rub together or move gratingly. 4) (grind down) wear (someone) down with harsh treatment. 5) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • grind — grind1 [graınd] v past tense and past participle ground [graund] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(into small pieces)¦ 2¦(smooth/sharp)¦ 3¦(press)¦ 4 grind your teeth 5 grind to a halt Phrasal verbs  grind somebody<=>down  grind on  grind something<=>out… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grind — [c]/graɪnd / (say gruynd) verb (ground or, Rare, grinded, grinding) –verb (t) 1. to wear, smooth, or sharpen by friction; whet: to grind a lens; to grind an axe. 2. to reduce to fine particles as by pounding or crushing; bray, triturate, or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • grind — Synonyms and related words: ablate, abrade, abrase, aculeate, acuminate, afflict, agonize, ail, application, atomize, badger, barb, bark, beast of burden, beat, beat down, beaten path, belch, bibliolater, bibliolatrist, bibliomane, bibliomaniac,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • grind — grind1 [ graınd ] (past tense and past participle ground [ graund ] ) verb ** 1. ) grind or grind up transitive to break something into very small pieces or powder, by using a machine or by crushing it between two hard surfaces: The mill was used …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grind — I UK [ɡraɪnd] / US verb Word forms grind : present tense I/you/we/they grind he/she/it grinds present participle grinding past tense ground UK [ɡraʊnd] / US past participle ground ** 1) grind or grind up [transitive] to break something into very… …   English dictionary

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