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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRIND

I'm not going to grind away and grind away all my life like father and you've done.

At this juncture the brakes began to shriek and grind upon the wheels.

These gizzards are nature's gristmills, and they grind exceedingly fine.

Is that where you grind out the things the magazines reject?

Yet in all that time he only learned to grind his flint stones instead of chipping them.

They replied, "We care neither for your God nor for you, but we will grind our hatchets."

Pete could grind the farmers' corn, but he could not make their reckonings.

It is too long and too steady a grind, and habit and long hours soon tell their story.

These may be put through alternately, or mixed as you grind.

Then she brought him the coffee-mill full of coffee, and told him to grind it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English grindan "to rub together, grate, scrape," forgrindan "destroy by crushing" (class III strong verb; past tense grand, past participle grunden), from Proto-Germanic *grindanan (cf. Dutch grenden), related to ground, from PIE *ghrendh- "to grind" (cf. Latin frendere "to gnash the teeth," Greek khondros "corn, grain," Lithuanian grendu "to scrape, scratch"). Meaning "to make smooth or sharp by friction" is from c.1300. Most other Germanic languages use a verb cognate with Latin molere (cf. Dutch malen, Old Norse mala, German mahlen).

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