grind away

phrasal verb
ground away; grinding away; grinds away

Definition of grind away

1 : to work or study in a steady, determined way She was grinding away at her studies.
2 : to remove (a part of something) by rubbing something rough against it He uses a special tool to grind away the stone.

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“Grind away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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