wear down

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Flores recognizes the need for some type of objection process but said incumbents have abused it by filing frivolous challenges to wear down opponents.
The Internal Revenue Service disallowed the depreciation deductions, but the Tax Court allowed them since the bows were shown to wear down from use and were used in a trade or business.
This double whammy may wear down both mood and the resolve to resist cigarettes, he suggests.
Deployments are long and stressful for families, comparable to a marathon Co over time, families can wear down and caregivers can become exhausted.
If they wear down or break, they won't grab like they should.
Stamped crisp and clean-edged at our Baptism, life and sin may wear down the most shining faith.