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American English: /ˈɡraɪndɪŋ/
British English: /ˈɡrʌɪndɪŋ/

Translation of grinding in Spanish:


  • 1 (before noun) grinding noise to come to a grinding halt o stop (vehicle)
    pararse or detenerse con un chirrido
    llegar a un punto muerto
  • 2 2.1 (desperate) See examples: grinding poverty
    miseria (feminine) absoluta
    2.2 (strenuous)
    (American English) [colloquial]
    it was a grinding race/exam
    la carrera/el examen me dejó molido or hecho polvo [colloquial]
    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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