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grinding

 
Noun grinding has 3 senses
  1. grinding - matter resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"
    --1 is a kind of
    substance, matter
    Derived form: verb grind3
  2. grinding - a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
    --2 is a kind of
    noise
    Derived form: verb grind2
  3. grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition - the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
    --3 is a kind of friction, rubbing
    Derived form: verb grind3
Verb grind has 5 senses
  1. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind - press or grind with a crunching noise
    --1 is one way to press
    Derived form: noun grind3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. grate, grind - make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
    --2 is one way to break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
    Derived forms: noun grind3, noun grinding2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute - reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
    --3 is one way to break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
    Derived forms: noun grind3, noun grinder2, noun grinder3, noun grinding3, noun grinding1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    --4 is one way to work, do work
    Derived forms: noun grind1, noun grind2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. grind - dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
    --5 is one way to
    dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
    Sample sentence:
    They grind
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