Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who grinds; the action of a mill that grinds corn; a crushing or grating sound; gnashing, as of teeth.
- v. present participle of grind.
- n. The action of grinding together or crushing into small particles.
- n. dance A form of dance in which two people rub their bodies together.
- n. online gaming Repeatedly performing the same quest or similar in-game activity in order to amass points or wealth.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.
GNU Webster's 1913
- from Grind.
- n. the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
- n. material resulting from the process of grinding
- n. a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
“The mode of grinding corn here, if I may use the term grinding, is of the most primitive character possible.”
“Especially the term grinding, because no other gamer jargon inspires as much innuendo.”
“The main reason that the correlation between soft socialism and grinding poverty is so high is that the correlation between human existance and what we refer to as grinding poverty is extremely high.”
“Hey Scott: Look, I know that 'grinding' is the norm now and that bars and discos in Canada and the USA are places to 'hook up' for singles.”
“Consider that many birds swallow rocks to help in grinding up food and helping digestion.”
“In the absence of an explaination I will begin grinding you into the ground some more … cheers -”
“March 13th, 2010 at 3: 30 pm dbadass says: watch how the poser will try to pretend that I am not once again grinding his pretend punk ass into the dirt … Poser losers are almost as annoying as tax whiners …”
“The US has played its role in grinding down Haiti, but it is far from alone in doing so.”
“My hip was like on fire, grinding" is how he recalled the morning seven months ago that changed everything.”
“Clearly the government has little interest on using its wealth to enrich the lives of its citizens and Obiang's stranglehold on his country's oil reserves has left the vast majority of the population in grinding poverty and earned Equatorial Guinea the reputation as one of the most corrupt countries in the world.”
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