grind away

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study intensively, as before an exam

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The YM continued to grind away and were eventually rewarded when a good break down the left flank saw Nathan Chappell in space.
A more risky approach would be to extra carefully grind away enough of the latch material surrounding the pin to allow grasping and pulling it with small, long nose pliers.
Earlier, resuming the day at 14 without any loss in reply to Australia's 127 runs, Pakistan openers Imran Farhat (53) and Salman Butt (71) had a 109 run partnership for the first wicket before the middle order continued to grind away to 205-2.
Keep the grinder moving and apply only light pressure so you don't overheat the blade or grind away too much (Photo 3).
So as you grind away at your daily routine, take a little time to view this new action packed thriller from the good people at CIRCA, It's Time.--Gene Shalit
Grease attracts sand, and the two combined can grind away metal.
The 385-employee steel and iron alloy facility casts wear parts such as cone crusher bowl liners and mantles, dragline chain, coal pulverizer tires for power plants, cooler grates for cement plants and rotor caps for auto shredders, all of which encounter enough wear and tear on the job to grind away the casting surface and require frequent replacement.
A rich man could tell his barber to hone and grind away until his razor achieved maximum sharpness.
He will grind away and work hard and he is a good passer of the ball.
The hype-machine gears grind away with the inevitable onslaught of "Witch"-inspired projects.
It was a case of us needing to grind away for the three points after Everton had a player sent off."
Tiny particles of dust and sand carried by the wind or water grind away at the bonds that hold the individual crystals together.