abrade abrade

Definition(s):

  1. (v) wear away
  2. (v) rub hard or scrub

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Usage(s):

  1. Air pollutants abrade, corrode, tarnish, soil, erode, crack, weaken and discolor materials of all varieties.
  2. It's enough to abrade the nerves of a discerning writer like myself, who sits through this fluff searching for needles in haystacks.
  3. The fault for this lies in a script that would rather ingratiate than abrade, in direction that is content to realize, in documentary fashion, the ugly surfaces of asylum life.

News

  • Quinn Is Chided for Missing Forum

    Ms. Quinn is known for a brash style that can often abrade, and her sidestepping of intimate settings like those at forums can be strategic, political analysts say.
    on August 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

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