grind (something) to (something)

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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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At 5:40 p.m., not only did the lights suddenly fall out, but a miniature ferris wheel grinded to a halt, leaving several children stuck in the air, according to the Apple Daily.
Apart from Ateneo's streak getting snapped, Espejo's personal scoring tear also grinded to a halt.
According to an industry source, food companies are affront with a crisis as clearance of raw material consignments has grinded to a halt due to new health, safety and procedural policies, which requires complete acceptance from importers.
"Progress for women in news media has grinded to a halt" said the report, which was conducted in 114 countries.
We also reject business as usual notions since we only assist them in maintaining a vacuous first presidency, in addition to the mechanism we've proposed and which grinded to thanks to their veto power Harb complained.
The market will be influenced by the legal changes regarding the environmental stamp that will support the imports of used cars fitted with a Euro 5 engine.Trading used cars fitted with Euro 3 and 4 engines, which have been historically the most traded vehicles, have almost grinded to a halt because of new taxation system.Autovit.ro is the biggest online classified ads platform for cars with a market share over 90 percent.
Work seems to have grinded to a halt at Isa Town flyover site.
Stoke 'Blooz Boy' Steve Farrell and Coventry 'Avenger' Mark Holdsworth both won their heats before local hero Shaun Rushton guided his Granada to a grandstand finish in the terrifying Figure of Eight Final while allcomers grinded to a halt.
While the stalled talks finally restarted in the LRC yesterday, they now appear to have grinded to a halt once again.