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grind

 (grīnd)
v. ground (ground), grind·ing, grinds
v.tr.
1.
a. To reduce to small bits or crush to a fine powder: grind wheat into flour; grind coffee beans.
b. To shape, sharpen, or refine with friction: grind scissors to a fine edge; grind lenses for eyeglasses.
2. To rub (two surfaces) together harshly; gnash: grind one's teeth.
3. To bear down on harshly; crush: The team's spirit was ground down by harsh losses.
4. To oppress or weaken gradually or persistently: "Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law" (Oliver Goldsmith).
5. To operate by turning a crank: ground a hurdy-gurdy.
6. To instill or teach by persistent repetition: ground the truth into their heads.
v.intr.
1. To perform the operation of grinding something.
2. To become crushed, pulverized, or powdered by friction: Those coffee beans ground easily.
3.
a. To move with noisy friction; grate: a train grinding along rusty rails.
b. To ride a skateboard, a snowboard, or skis over a grind rail or narrow surface, often with the board or skis at right angles to the direction of movement.
4. Informal To devote oneself to study or work: grinding for a test; grinding away at housework.
5. Slang To rotate the pelvis erotically, as while dancing or performing a striptease.
n.
1. The act of grinding.
2. A crunching or grinding noise.
3.
a. A specific grade or degree of pulverization, as of coffee beans: drip grind.
b. Bits of ground coffee; grounds.
4. Informal A laborious task, routine, or study: the daily grind.
5. Informal A student who works or studies excessively.
6. Slang An erotic rotation of the pelvis.
Phrasal Verb:
grind out
To produce mechanically or without inspiration: a hack writer who grinds out one potboiler after another.
Idiom:
grind it out
To make a persistent effort in doing something that is difficult; work at something persistently.

[Middle English grinden, from Old English grindan; see ghrendh- in Indo-European roots.]

grind′ing·ly adv.

grinding

(ˈɡraɪndɪŋ)
adj
never getting better, changing, or ending: grinding tedium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grinding - material resulting from the process of grindinggrinding - material resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"
corpuscle, mote, particle, speck, molecule, atom - (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
2.grinding - a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
3.grinding - the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or icegrinding - the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
rubbing, friction - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
Translations
بِصوت فيه صَريرشَديد، قاسٍ
skřípavýtíživý
knugendeskurrendetyngende
felõrlõ
mikill, alvarlegurnístandi, gnístandi
ezicigıcırtıcıkahredici

grinding

[ˈgraɪndɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. grinding soundrechinamiento m
to come to a grinding halt [vehicle, traffic] → detenerse en seco; [work, progress] → llegar a un punto muerto, estancarse
2. grinding povertymiseria f (absoluta)
B. N [of coffee] → molienda f; [of stone] → pulverización f; [of knife] → afilado m

grinding

[ˈgraɪndɪŋ] adj
[poverty, difficulty] → écrasant(e)
to come to a grinding halt → s'arrêter net

grinding

adj
(= grating) noiseknirschend; to come to a grinding halt (lit, fig)völlig zum Stillstand kommen; (vehicle)plötzlich stehen bleiben; to bring something to a grinding halt (lit, fig)etw völlig zum Stillstand bringen
(= relentless) poverty(er)drückend; tedium, workzermürbend

grinding

[ˈgraɪndɪŋ] adj (sound) → stridente (fig) (poverty) → opprimente

grind

(graind) past tense, past participle ground (graund) verb
1. to crush into powder or small pieces. This machine grinds coffee.
2. to rub together, usually producing an unpleasant noise. He grinds his teeth.
3. to rub into or against something else. He ground his heel into the earth.
noun
boring hard work. Learning vocabulary is a bit of a grind.
ˈgrinder noun
a person or machine that grinds. a coffee-grinder.
ˈgrinding adjective
1. with a sound of grinding. The train came to a grinding stop.
2. severe. grinding poverty.
ˈgrindstone noun
a wheel-shaped stone against which knives are sharpened as it turns.
grind down
to crush. She was ground down by poverty.
grind up
to grind into powder or small pieces. This machine grinds up rocks.
keep (some)one's nose to the grindstone
to (force someone to) work hard, without stopping.
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To a late hour in the night the sound of the grinding was protracted; for the mills were few in number compared with the grinders, and the weary and feeble ones were driven back by the strong, and came on last in their turn.
He fell as an oak, or poplar, or pine which shipwrights have felled for ship's timber upon the mountains with whetted axes--even thus did he lie full length in front of his chariot and horses, grinding his teeth and clutching at the bloodstained dust.
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