from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who grinds; the action of a mill that grinds corn; a crushing or grating sound; gnashing, as of teeth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • from Grind.
  • an English name for a cotton spinning machine.
  • A lapidary's lathe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of grind.
  • noun The action of grinding together or crushing into small particles.
  • noun dance A form of dance in which two people rub their bodies together.
  • noun online gaming Repeatedly performing the same quest or similar in-game activity in order to amass points or wealth.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
  • noun material resulting from the process of grinding
  • noun a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)


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