sand down

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sand something down

1. to make something smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper. (To act on the main body of the object, not the imperfections.) You should sand the board down before you paint it. Please sand down the board.
2. to remove bumps or imperfections on the surface of something by rubbing them with sandpaper. (To act on the imperfections, not the main body of the object.) Sand these bumps down, will you? Sand down these bumps, please.
See also: down, sand
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The road was cordoned off and they put sand down because of a fuel leak.
Colleagues from food, travel, funeral and other areas of the business came together for the day to paint the exterior walls of the rescue and boarding kennel blocks and sand down and re-stain benches for the Border Collie Trust GB.
Scott pulled his approach into the rough and then he drove into more sand down the last and had to hack out.
Or could I just sand down the worst parts and paint over?
Three-putting the 15th cut the gap to three again and when he drove into sand down the 17th the outcome was still far from certain.
A mere reproduction of that effort will suffice on this occasion and, from a decent draw between slow trappers, Gan On The Hawk and Cold Tea, there is every possibility Hollydale Boy will scorch the sand down the far side and power clear.
The north-westerly winds, which carried the sand down the Arabian Gulf, have slowed down.
When you pack sand down and it can't expand, surface tension is what we're playing with.
Police cordoned off the immediate area while council workers were instructed to put sand down near the crash due to oil spills.
That night a storm washed the sand down the hill, clogging a neighbor's drain.
Use sandpaper or steel wool to sand down the top part of a comb.
Adkins and his crew caulk and sand down surfaces to ensure better paint adhesion for every project And they are extra neat and quick.
Cooling water passes through the tubes in a counter-flow path to cool the sand down to 18F (8C) above wet bulb temperature.
Some furniture makers will even sand down to the wood to reveal a third color.