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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grindingnoun

    material resulting from the process of grinding

    "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

    attrition, abrasion, detrition

  2. grindingnoun

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

    attrition, abrasion, detrition

  3. grinding, abrasion, attrition, detritionnoun

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

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

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  1. grindingadjective


  2. grindingnoun

    pulverization, trituration, crushing, levigation

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  1. List of paraphrases for "grinding":

    milling, shredding, crushing, polishing, squeaking

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  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    pictures of life grinding to a halt decorating walls movement in dead motion limbs askew mouths stretched wide in motionless scream. art as we see it – feeling it’s another story. so does art imitate life or does life imitate A—R—T and where does it end – on cold walls before disinterested observers?

  2. Doug Peta:

    If indeed we do keep grinding higher that would be healthy, that would suggest that the grinding higher is sustainable, the pullbacks along the way are healthy.

  3. 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.

  4. John Cornyn:

    We are grinding through it.

  5. Specialist Keltz:

    My head kinda felt like I got hit with a truck, my stomach was grinding.

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    A synonym of "dry"
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