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file something down

to level off a protrusion by filing. File this edge down so no one gets cut on it. Please file down this edge.
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file down

v.
To cause wear on something by rubbing against or filing it, reducing its size: I filed down my fingernails before the party. The dentist filed the jagged tooth down.
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Adding to the revelry of this community event, the street procession would file down the GUY FAWKES NIGHT: The law compelling people to celebrate this day was repealed in 1859.
Using the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council standards, today's breakthrough in the delivery of student documents via a web services platform takes the total time spent processing the admission file down to approximately 3 minutes and 20 seconds per student application.
They tend to get lost in borders unless you plant masses of them and look totally ridiculous lined up single file down the side of pathways.
File down the ends of the handle to conform to the curvature of the body, as mentioned before.
Families walked and drove ramshackle vehicles out of the city or walked in single file down a rail track.
Sighted riders lead blind riders single file down the trail.
Another key challenge relates to an issue that has been a big downfall for REITs in the past - REITs have traditionally prospered in the up cycle but fared less successfully in file down cycle.
A procession of around 25 English casuals marched single file down Cockspur Street on to Trafalgar Square.
There is much fanning and perspiration coming from the crowded pews, and the elders of the congregation file down the center aisle dressed more like participants in a lodge "turnout" than worshippers.
You may have to file down the end to make it sink as deeply into the steel sleeve as it can go.
Queen Mary 2 will then lead Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth in single file down Southampton Water as all three ships set out on their celebratory Diamond Jubilee voyages.
Rileyev recorded his fourth win in his last five starts Runners for the opening race, won by the warm favourite Shuil Royale (third left), file down the back straight
On stairway 13, as hundreds of Rangers fans began to file down the aisle believing that Jimmy Johnstone's late goal had won the match for Celtic, they heard another mighty roar.