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Grind down   /graɪnd daʊn/   Listen
Grind down

Rule a country as a tyrant.  Synonyms: tyrannise, tyrannize.

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... to consider a stone's resistance to abrasion, hardness, toughness, cementing value, absorption, and specific gravity. Limestone cements well, but in other qualities it is not desirable for heavy traffic. Shales are soft and clayey, and grind down to a mass which is dry and powdery, and muddy in wet weather. Basalt and related rocks resist abrasion, and cement well. Granites and other coarse-grained igneous rocks do not cement well and are not resistant to abrasion. Many ...
— The Economic Aspect of Geology • C. K. Leith

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