Dictionary Results for grinding

1. grinding - noun

· material resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

Hypernym(s): atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck

2. grinding - noun

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

Hypernym(s): noise

3. grinding - noun

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

Synonym(s): abrasion, attrition, detrition

Hypernym(s): friction, rubbing

4. grind - verb

· press or grind with a crushing noise

Synonym(s): crunch, cranch, craunch

Hypernym(s): press

5. grind - verb

· make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"

Synonym(s): grate

Hypernym(s): break_up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

6. grind - verb

· work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

Synonym(s): labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil

Hypernym(s): work, do_work

7. grind - verb

· dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

Hypernym(s): dance, trip_the_light_fantastic, trip_the_light_fantastic_toe

8. grind - verb

· reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"

Synonym(s): mash, crunch, bray, comminute

Hypernym(s): break_up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

9. grind - verb

· created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl"

Hypernym(s): make, create

10. grind - verb

· shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

Hypernym(s): shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

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