What is another word for grind down?

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To make something hard smaller and smoother by rubbing or abrading it
“A rasp is the same as a file in that both are covered with a surface of sharp teeth to grind down the wood.”
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To weaken someone's morale over a long period
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“I'm not impressed and I'm not scared. Don't let them grind you down!”
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To defeat completely
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To overcome with mental or emotional stress
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To smooth by rubbing or applying friction
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To shred (usually foodstuffs), by rubbing across a grater
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