grind (something) into (something)

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grind (something) into (something)

1. To crush or pulverize something into something else. This machine will grind the wood into small chips that you can use outside.
2. To rub or push something into something. Everyone walking on this stain at the party really ground it into the carpet.
3. To put forth effort so that someone learns or remembers something. I stayed up all night, grinding these physics equations into my head.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

grind something into something

1. to pulverize something into powder, grit, particles, etc. The machine ground the rocks into gravel. The mill ground the grain into flour.
2. and grind something in to crush or rub something into something. People's feet ground the cigarette ashes into the carpet. Their feet ground in the ashes.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

grind into

1. To change the state of something to some other state by grinding: In this recipe you have to grind the rice into a fine powder.
2. To instill or teach something by persistent repetition: The instructor ground the lessons into their heads.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
The small village was alive with no inviting sounds; hoarse, guttural voices contending at the hand-mills where their morsel of hard corn was yet to be ground into meal, to fit it for the cake that was to constitute their only supper.
The gypsum is ground into the size of roughly a dime or less in diameter.
Another reason is that it is more difficult to identify the product as having derived from waste wood (as opposed to natural sticks and branches) if it is ground into smaller pieces.
In a simple sense, trees serve as a conveyor belt for water, transporting moisture from the ground into the atmosphere.