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grinding    : [gr'ɑɪndɪŋ]
Grind \Grind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ground}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Grinding}.] [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to
gnash, grind. Cf. {Grist}.]
1. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the
teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the
action of millstones.
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Take the millstones, and grind meal. --Is. xivii.
2.
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2. To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make
smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill;
to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.
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3. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
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To grind the subject or defraud the prince.
--Dryden.
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4. To study hard for examination; -- commonly used with away;
as, to grind away at one's studies. [College Slang]
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Grinding \Grind"ing\, a. & n.
from Grind.
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{Grinding frame}, an English name for a cotton spinning
machine.

{Grinding mill}.
(a) A mill for grinding grain.
(b) A lapidary's lathe.
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grinding
n 1: material resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable
grindings clogged the drain"
2: a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
3: the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water
or wind or ice [synonym: {grinding}, {abrasion}, {attrition},
{detrition}]

151 Moby Thesaurus words for "grinding":
ablation, ablative, abradant, abrasion, abrasive, absolute,
absolutist, absolutistic, application, arbitrary, aristocratic,
arrogant, atomization, attrition, attritive, authoritarian,
authoritative, autocratic, beating, boning, bossy, brainwork,
brecciation, buffing, burdensome, burnishing, chafe, chafing,
comminution, conning, contemplation, cram, cramming, crumbling,
crushing, despotic, detrition, dictatorial, disintegration,
domineering, dressing, drill, drudging, engrossment, erasure,
erosion, erosive, exercise, exhausting, extensive study, feudal,
filing, fragmentation, fretting, galling, gnawing, granulation,
granulization, grating, grazing, grind, grubbing, hardworking,
harsh, headwork, heavy, high-handed, imperative, imperial,
imperious, inspection, irritant, irritating, irritative, jangling,
jangly, jarring, laboring, levigation, limation, lordly,
lucubration, magisterial, magistral, mashing, masterful,
mental labor, monocratic, onerous, oppressive, overbearing,
overburdensome, overruling, pegging, peremptory, perusal, plodding,
plugging, polishing, pounding, powdering, practice, rasping, raspy,
reading, repressive, restudy, restudying, review, rubbing away,
sandblasting, sanding, scouring, scrape, scraping, scrapy, scratch,
scratching, scratchy, scrub, scrubbing, scuff, severe, shining,
shredding, slaving, slogging, smashing, smoothing, stinging,
straining, strict, striving, struggling, study, studying, subject,
suppressive, sweating, swotting, toiling, trituration, tyrannical,
tyrannous, wear, wearing, wearing away, wearying, weighty,
wide reading, working




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  • GRINDING | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    grinding meaning: 1 a situation in which people are extremely poor over a long period 2 Something that is grinding… Learn more
  • GRIND | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    grind meaning: 1 to make something into small pieces or a powder by pressing between hard surfaces: 2 to rub… Learn more
  • Grinding definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    Grinding definition: If you describe a bad situation as grinding , you mean it never gets better, changes, or | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples
  • Grinding definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    Grinding is used to turn the solid blend into a granular form In chemical processes, crushing is usually followed by grinding to produce a fine-sized powder Grinding is the process of breaking up particles Collins English Dictionary
  • Grind definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    If you grind a substance such as corn, you crush it between two hard surfaces or with a machine until it becomes a fine powder Store the peppercorns in an airtight container and grind the pepper as you need it 2 transitive verb If you grind something into a surface, you press and rub it hard into
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  • Grind definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    British English: grind NOUN The grind of a machine is the harsh, scraping noise that it makes, usually because it is old or is working too hard The grind of heavy machines could get on their nerves
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