grind (down)

as in to overwhelm
to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress the workers are being ground down by the long work hours which leave them little time for anything else

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“Grind (down).” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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