Definition of meat grinder in English:

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meat grinder

noun

North American
1A machine for mincing meat.
Example sentences
  • They also include parts for Ms. Kalman's friends and family, who will make ‘little gentle noises’ through amplified kitchen utensils (vintage eggbeaters and meat grinders) and a set of dice shaken in a bowl.
1.1A destructive action or process: trench warfare was the meat grinder that every soldier dreaded
More example sentences
  • The development process can only be described as a meat grinder.
  • Our goal with the enemy NPCs was to recapture the sense you get when watching a bunch of troops charge into a meat grinder of hostile fire.
  • Not surprisingly, he'd been through the interview meat grinder before.

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Syllabification: meat grind·er

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