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Synonyms for attrition

Synonyms for attrition

Synonyms for attrition

the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

a wearing down to weaken or destroy

the act of rubbing together

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Chelsea's attritional defense finally stuttered and allowed Busquets to level the tie.
From the low of last year they have recovered admirably and have become a decent, tough and attritional side.
These methods were then applied to two archaeological skeletal samples: the Royal Mint site in London and a control sample, the attritional cemetery of Blackgate in Newcastle which is of similar size and of comparable date.
England finished on 43-1 in reply after some very attritional cricket.
The Dutch Art filly ran a fantastic race to finish a neck behind Miss France in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket at the start of the month and despite doubts about the attritional conditions, she was favourite to go one better in Ireland.
Jimenez let slip an early two-shot lead before defeating Richard Green and Thomas Pieters on the first hole of a suddendeath play-off after the trio had finished tied on four under par following an attritional final round at PGA Catalunya.
Jimenez let slip an early two-shot lead yesterday before defeating Richard Green and Thomas Pieters on the first hole of a sudden-death play-off after the trio had finished tied on four under par following an attritional final round at PGA Catalunya.
Jimenez let slip an early two-shot lead before defeating Richard Green and Thomas Pieters on the first hole of a sudden-death play-off after the trio had finished tied on four under par following an attritional final round at PGA Catalunya.
au, the vice-captain expressed his frustration at England's position, and credited Australia's attritional partnership bowling for putting the brakes on England's run rate, although he added that England's failure to convert was crippling to its winning hopes.
While his era was marked by some of the most exciting games and events in Boro's history and was peppered with incredible talent, it also had long spells of unapologetic attritional football.
Few are expecting a classic at the Stadium of Light and the Lancashire derby between Blackburn and Burnley in the championship could be another attritional clash.
With the weather forcing a more attritional game, Chris Robshaw led from the front, Farrell kicking four penalties to Ronan O'Gara's two to seal a rare win in Ireland.
The Cholmondeley handler struck with magnifi-cent dual-purpose performer Overturn in the 2010 Plate and the 2011 Chester Cup, but Ile De Re went one better by becoming the first horse since Attivo in 1974 to land the two attritional contests in the same season.
Hooker William Servat anticipates the contest, known as Le Crunch, will be attritional.
While Williams completed his win in under two hours, Selby's tussle with Dott proved a more attritional exercise as the pair fought out a match lasting three hours and 38 minutes.