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grinding

Pronunciation: /ˈgraɪndɪŋ/

Translation of grinding in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (before noun/delante del nombre) grinding noise chirrido (masculine) to come to a grinding halt o stop [vehicle] pararse or detenerse* con un chirrido [plan/negotiations] estancarse*, llegar* a un punto muerto
  • 2 2.1 (desperate) grinding poverty miseria (feminine) absoluta 2.2 (strenuous) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], agotador it was a grinding race/exam la carrera/el examen me dejó molido or hecho polvo [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • At first glance, bi-nationalism seems to offer an attractive exit from the grinding impasse of the current conflict.
    • More than 50 percent of Peru's population lives under conditions of grinding poverty.
    • Although he had almost no formal education and was dogged by grinding poverty all his life, Blake managed to create a type of original language that influences English to this day.

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