grind to

grind (something) to (something)

To pulverize something into a particular state. My daughter has a hard time swallowing pills, so I grind her antihistamine tablets to a fine powder and put them in her yogurt.
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grind something to something

to keep grinding something until it is something. I ground the fennel seeds to a powder and threw them in the simmering sauce. The wheels of the cars, trucks, and buses had ground the football to a broken mass.
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