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grinding

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verb

present participle of grind
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as in gritting
to press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound everyone in the car winced when the driver ground the gears trying to shift into second

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as in sharpening
to make sharp or sharper better grind down that ax before you even think about trying to cut down that tree

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as in scratching
to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface ground the rock against the stone wall

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“Grinding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grinding. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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