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

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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Medicine 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


In addition to the idiom beginning with grind

  • grind to a halt

also see:

  • ax to grind
  • mills of the gods grind slowly
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