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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grinding(noun)

    material resulting from the process of grinding

    "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

  2. grinding(noun)

    a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

  3. grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition(noun)

    the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

Wiktionary

  1. grinding(Noun)

    The action of grinding or crushing into small particles.

  2. grinding(Noun)

    A form of dance in which two people rub their bodies together.

  3. grinding(Noun)

    Repeatedly performing the same quest or similar in-game activity in order to amass points or wealth.

  4. grinding(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grinding

    of Grind

  2. Grinding

    from Grind

How to pronounce grinding?

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How to say grinding in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grinding in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grinding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grinding in a Sentence

  1. Ronit Lupu:

    This discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported, the grinding tools, mortars and pestles, like the basalt bowl, attest to technological skills as well as to the kinds of crafts practiced in the local community.

  2. Michael Underhill:

    You will see some more passport controls and higher security, but at the end of the day the business of logistics and travel will keep grinding higher.

  3. J. C. Watts:

    For the past 30 years our nation’s spent $5 trillion trying to erase poverty, and the result, as you know, is that we didn’t get rid of it at all. In fact, we spread it. We destroyed the self-esteem of millions of people, grinding them down in a welfare system that penalizes moms for wanting to marry the father of their children, and penalizes moms for wanting to save money. Friends, that’s not right.

  4. Ernest K. Gann, The Black Watch:

    If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty, we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle. Instead we need battalions of electronic engineers to keep the terrible machinery grinding.

  5. Steve Warren:

    This was a methodical and often times grinding movement from the south to the north, it took the friendly forces several weeks to be able to break through.

Images & Illustrations of grinding

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