from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To pierce (something) with a weapon; to wound, to stab.
  • v. To travel through something, of a weapon or sharp object.
  • v. To produce a grinding or scraping sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
  • intransitive v. To cut with a grating sound; to cut; to penetrate or pierce harshly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pierce; cut.
  • To grate; jar harshly.
  • To act or pass cuttingly or piercingly.
  • To grate; grind; scrape harshly; make a grating sound.
  • n. A harsh grinding, cutting, or hacking; a harsh grating sound.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From a metathetic variation of gird ("to strike, smite, upbraid, scold, jibe"), from Middle English girden, gerden ("to strike, thrust, smite", literally "smite with a rod"), from gerd, yerd ("a rod, yard"). More at yard.



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  • Ow! Ouch! Ow! Stop that griding!

    October 3, 2007

  • Fingernails on a chalkboard? Or my personal nightmare, toenails on granite.

    October 3, 2007

  • To cut, scrape, or pierce, with a grating noise or so as to inflict intense pain.

    October 3, 2007