verb (pastand past participle ground /ɡround/)
- If the root is ground to a powder, as some growers do, it is then boiled to extract the liquorice essence.
- With so many Mexican items in stores across the US, you can make your own chili powder by grinding your own spices.
- The bark is ground to an off-white powder that has a sweet taste and a pinelike odor.
- Ever since the Americans built up the Dominican sugar industry in the 1920s, it is Haitian muscle that has kept the mills grinding and the cane cut.
- And those mills grind remorselessly and cruelly at times.
- A handful of huts, a small mill grinding by the stream's edge, a place of twenty ploughs, no more.
- The large upright stone also bears the marks of where new adze heads were ground and sharpened.
- After cooling slowly, the piece is then ground to remove excess enamel, and polished.
- Some people actually shave or grind down parts of their skates so that they can fit larger wheels.
- We had no bread for quite a while, so we got wheat berries, and took turns grinding a coffee mill with our hands.
- Anyone who likes preparing a good meal has undoubtedly had the experience of enthusiastically shaking or grinding the pepper-mill over a pot only to find themselves in a sneezing fit moments later.
- Remember, the wheels of the justice system can grind very slowly, at least in the US.
- The justice system grinds slowly and gets off to many a false start, but it ends up triumphant.
- He can then grind slowly westwards, picking up centres as the rest fight amongst themselves.
- Although the video did have a lot of ‘bloke appeal’, with the singer and her dancers grinding and gyrating from start to finish, I got the impression that it was all her idea.
- Jack knew that Angela wasn't the type of girl to grind while dancing, and he doubted whether she knew how to.
- Jude glanced around, seeing Andy grinding with some girl who was not Claudia.
- People discover they are capable of things they had hardly dreamt of, and realise talents and potentials previously crushed by the grind of capitalism.
- The slow grind of American law has produced indictments.
- "We use half a tank getting up the Kaimais and then we have the slow grind down the other side, " he said.
- It's like taking a step away from the daily grind, the hard slog, the trials and the tribulations so you can focus on nothing but having fun for three whole days.
- Each worker has a tale of hard work, staff shortages and the daily grind to survive.
- Others ditch the daily grind for a slower-paced life.
- About 1957, MIT undergraduates began referring to ‘gnurds,’ studious grinds, especially in science and engineering.
- She is an insufferably sensible young woman a grind at school, hiding behind thick glasses and inside bulky cardigans.
- You sound like a total grind. Like you never skipped a class the day after a party.
- Visitors can choose either roasted coffee beans, medium grind coffee, fine blend coffee or cappuccino in different sizes and packets.
- This grind we call a Turkish Grind which is the finest grind yet.
- The flour texture is a medium grind perfectly suited for my breads, cookies and muffins.
- Two women did concentrated bumps and grinds, bumps and grinds, bumps and grinds.
- A voluptuous black girl in leather and a thicket of beaded dreadlocks jumped in front of him and mirrored his strokes, his bumps and grinds.
- How often do we get to see a bump and grind performed on pointe?
grind to a halt (or come to a grinding halt)
- Move more and more slowly and then stop.Example sentences
- It was roughly at this time I noticed that whenever I spoke emotionally, my speech came slower and slower until grinding to a halt.
- Meanwhile, traffic ground to a halt on many major routes due to speed restrictions and fallen trees, police said.
- By the time they drove two more blocks, traffic had ground to a halt.
- Work or study hard.Example sentences
- He has continued to grind away at the project to which he dedicated himself more than a decade ago.
- You just have to keep grinding away and hope that it happens for you.
- It's more flexible, it's clean, your're scheduled to meet your clients and left alone with them, instead of grinding away to meet quotas and schedules with bosses looking over your shoulder.
grind someone down
- Wear someone down with continuous harsh or oppressive treatment: mundane everyday things which just grind people downMore example sentences
- ‘We are fighting a continual battle and eventually it grinds you down,’ she said.
- We know that his years of drudgery have ground him down.
- A prominent public figure, she was also the survivor of an unhappy family, and private sadness had ground her down by the time she reached her 50s.
- Continue for a long time in a wearying or tedious way: the rail talks grind onMore example sentences
- His troubles began in February 2000 but the case against him continues to grind on.
- If the economy does not get going soon and if the guerrilla war grinds on then the tide could easily turn.
- He must have been suffering agonies of worry as the weeks grind on and foot and mouth continues to ravage the land.
grind something out
- Produce something dull or tedious slowly and laboriously: I must grind out some more fictionMore example sentences
produce, generate, crank out, turn outinformal churn out
- He growled slowly, seemingly having great difficulty grinding the words out.
- Gradually, however, productivity improvements have been ground out and Germany's relative unit labour costs have fallen.
- Anne McCaffrey, bless her ink-stained fingers, keeps grinding them out.
Old English grindan, probably of Germanic origin. Although no cognates are known, it may be distantly related to Latin frendere 'rub away, gnash'.
Words that rhyme with grindaffined, behind, bind, blind, find, hind, humankind, interwind, kind, mankind, mind, nonaligned, resigned, rind, unaligned, unassigned, unconfined, undefined, undersigned, undesigned, unlined, unrefined, unsigned, wynd
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