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.
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.
Teaford and Glander found that the monkeys, which live in a dry tropical forest, wear down their molars much faster than the human volunteers and at nearly the rate of previously studied laboratory monkeys raised on a diet of abrasive monkey chow.