Origin of grind

before 950; Middle English grinden, Old English grindan; akin to Gothic grinda-, Latin frendere

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British Dictionary definitions for grinding

grind
/ (ɡraɪnd) /

verb grinds, grinding or ground

noun

See also grind in, grind on

Derived forms of grind

grindingly, adverb

Word Origin for grind

Old English grindan; related to Latin frendere, Lithuanian gréndu I rub, Low German grand sand
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Medical definitions for grinding

grinding
[ grīndĭng ]

n.

The pathological wearing away of tooth substance by mechanical means.
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Idioms and Phrases with grinding

grind

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