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Synonyms for grindinggrind·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grindingnoun

    material resulting from the process of grinding

    "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

    Synonyms:
    attrition, abrasion, detrition

  2. grindingnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    attrition, abrasion, detrition

  3. grinding, abrasion, attrition, detritionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    excoriation, corrasion, contriteness, rubbing, detrition, contrition, scratch, attrition, friction, abrasion, scrape

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grindingadjective

    Synonyms:
    abradant

  2. grindingnoun

    Synonyms:
    pulverization, trituration, crushing, levigation

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  1. List of paraphrases for "grinding":

    milling, shredding, crushing, polishing, squeaking

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How to use grinding in a sentence?

  1. Tiger Woods:

    I just wanted to see, first of all, how my body was going to be feeling after grinding it out trying to play Whistling Straits( and) if I was ready to go make a push to try and get in the playoffs.

  2. Scott Servais:

    He’s been probably one of our most consistent at-bats here over the last week or so, just grinding through it, obviously, his niche is killing the lefties. He usually stays right on left-handed pitching, and he was right there again tonight.

  3. Justin Bour:

    Like the guys say, reserve your sorrow for Skaggs family, his wife, were going to keep grinding every day and playing hard and playing with a spirit.

  4. Charlie Davies:

    For me, personally, it's unimaginable really, these five years, really just grinding it out. Things would go against me and there's a lot of tears and pain, but through it all I just continued to fight and stay with it and things have turned out for the best.

  5. Prince William:

    The 71 days alone on the Antarctic with over 900 statute miles covered and a gradual grinding down of my physical endurance finally took its toll today, and it is with sadness that I report it is journey's end -- so close to my goal. he was a man who showed great courage and determination.

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