HyperDic: grinding

English > 3 senses of the word grinding:
NOUNobjectgrindingmaterial resulting from the process of grinding
eventgrindinga harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
phenomenongrinding, abrasion, attrition, detritionthe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
grinding > pronunciation
Soundsgray'ndihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > grinding: 3 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningMaterial resulting from the process of grinding.
Example"vegetable grindings clogged the drain"
Broaderatom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
Verbsgrindreduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
English > grinding: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears).
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Spanishrechinamiento
Verbsgrindmake a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
English > grinding: 3 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningThe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice.
Synonymsabrasion, attrition, detrition
Broaderfriction, rubbingThe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
Spanishabrasión
Catalanabrasió
Verbsgrindreduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

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