verb (used with object), ground or (Rare) grind·ed; grind·ing.
verb (used without object), ground or (Rare) grind·ed; grind·ing.
- to produce in a routine or mechanical way: to grind out magazine stories.
- to extinguish by rubbing the lighted end against a hard surface: to grind out a cigarette.
Origin of grind
Examples from the Web for grinding
The next 10 times after that, it was just wearying and grinding.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up|Arthur Chu|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But no place could be more emblematic of the slow, grinding destruction of life in Gaza—and of hope—than this maternity ward.
And I think that what lifted our spirits when it really hurt, sort of grinding on the bike, was to see everything around us.Pippa: "My Normal and Sisterly" Relationship With Kate|Tom Sykes|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His voice would morph from a melodic baritone to a deep, guttural snarl, grinding notes to a pulp.
The “exceptional men” doing shots of Maker and grinding on anonymous girls at house parties are not always looking for a wife.Dear Princeton Mom, Stop Telling Me To Husband-Hunt|Emily Shire|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the harvest time arrives in December, each tenant carries his crop to the mill for grinding.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
In the autumn, rheumatism takes him to Homburg, but he refuses to learn German, the grinding gibberish of the garrulous Goth.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6|Augustus J. C. Hare
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
A barrel-organ was grinding out a tune; children danced in the sunshine on the pavement.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
We could hear them grinding together all about; yet the wind was light, otherwise we might have had heavier thumps.Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for grinding
verb grinds, grinding or ground
Derived Formsgrindingly, adverb
Word Origin for grind
Medicine definitions for grinding
Idioms and Phrases with grinding
In addition to the idiom beginning with grind
- grind to a halt
- ax to grind
- mills of the gods grind slowly