grind down

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rule a country as a tyrant

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The Deftones are something of a slow-burner in the metal world, preferring to grind down their audience over 12 rounds rather than going straight for the jugular in the style of a Lamb of God or Machine Head.
The other semi saw Blonde Fletch grind down Slick Sorento late on for a half length win in 30.
With its high frequency of up to 25 Hz, the unit offers a grind down to 5 [micro]m.
When Eurig Davies went over in the first half to give the division three west team the advantage, the alarm bells started to ring, but Keys showed true professionalism to grind down their plucky rivals.
They probably know they might run out of gas if the game goes beyond 90 minutes so two bets stand out for me - either take Rangers to be winning at half-time at 16/5 or Zenit St Petersburg to grind down The Gers and win the game in extra-time at 8/1.
OWEN COYLE has had a flying start as the new manager of tough-as-teak BURNLEY and we're backing them to grind down goal-shy Wolves in the late Championship kick-off.
Simpson-Daniel saw Gloucester grind down the Ospreys at Kingsholm.