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grind sb down

phrasal verb with grind uk   us   /ɡraɪnd/ verb [T] (ground, ground)
to ​treat someone so ​badly for such a ​longtime that they are no ​longerable to ​fight back: Ground down by ​years of ​abuse, she did not have the ​confidence to ​leave him.
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