The corn is ground into meal.
The steel grinds to a sharp edge.
She kept grinding the car's gears.
He grinds his teeth in his sleep.
I could hear the gears grinding. Noun
I need a break from the daily grind.
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The action is compressed into about six weeks, whose grinding carnage would numb your senses if Homer’s poetry didn’t keep stirring them.—Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 The strike has ground most production to a halt in Georgia, with only reality shows and a handful of independent movies still happening.—Rodney Ho, ajc, 9 Sep. 2023 The strikes have ground much of Hollywood to a halt and have shined a spotlight on a system that rewards some actors and writers richly – but which, union members say, leaves others scrapping to survive, especially as streaming has changed the way those creative professions are compensated.—Luciana Lopez, CNN, 6 Sep. 2023 By the time the Holiday Bowl injury came around, Slovis knew a grinding rehab was ahead of him.—Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Hikers can see the park’s east side on the Grasslands Trail, which leads to a Kumeyaay grinding rocks site and the Old Mission Dam overlook.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Hario Skerton Pro Manual Coffee Grinder for $40 ($18 off)
Want to grind beans for very little money?—Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 30 Aug. 2023 The curves of this headboard along with the warm, deep colors ground the room and fill it with an edgy intensity, while pink linens soften things up.—Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 31 Aug. 2023 Much of the rest of the sprawling 72-year-old correctional facility in Draper has been leveled, with a total of 252 buildings demolished and harvested for thousands of tons of recyclable materials, much of it ground into piles of usable rubble.—Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Aug. 2023
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The right brew starts with the right grind size, which makes a grinder an essential tool in any barista’s arsenal.—Melanie Fincher, Southern Living, 9 Sep. 2023 In fact, just six weeks after giving birth to Shai, Osaka was back on the grind and shared her intense workouts on social media.—Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 But the tennis season is a grind that requires players to make several surface changes and adapt to different conditions.—USA TODAY, 27 Aug. 2023 Late night is a grind, and Meyers and Oliver are skilled, multifaceted writers and performers with considerable experience with live crowds.—Jason Zinoman, New York Times, 21 Aug. 2023 The Bears had been looking forward to their joint practices with the Indianapolis Colts as a welcome break from the grind of training camp, and as the first-team defense tried to stop the first-team Colts offense, their energy was clear in front of a packed grandstand Wednesday.—Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune, 17 Aug. 2023 The blade not only has a large number of teeth (60) but also an alternate top bevel (ATB) tooth geometry with an unusually steep angle of the top grind.—Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2023 Selena's current ventures are earning her some big bucks, but she's been on the showbiz grind for many, many years.—Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 7 Aug. 2023 The trail can be followed by car, bicycle, or boat, as many roads parallel the route and are marked accordingly.
Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
Located near Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park allows visitors to escape the daily grind of urban life and immerse themselves in nature.—Josh Laskin, Travel + Leisure, 1 Sep. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English, from Old English grindan; akin to Latin frendere to crush, grind