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synonyms for grinding

  • crumbling
  • crunching
  • crushing
  • disintegrating
  • eroding
  • grating
  • milling
  • powdering
  • rubbing
  • scraping
  • shivering
  • smashing
  • bone-crushing
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How to use grinding in a sentence

When the harvest time arrives in December, each tenant carries his crop to the mill for grinding.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
The earnest youth grinding at the academic mill has dreamed it in the pauses of his studious labor.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The grinding of snuff is at present carried on much as it was one hundred years ago.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
It is a thing invented by the great to enable them to pursue the grinding and oppression of the small.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
There was a ceaseless chorus of distant machinery, and above it rose the grinding and rattling solo of a steam winch.
DOPESAX ROHMER
On the bottom of the bay, near low tide, we begin to find some sand produced by the grinding action.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
They settled down quietly to a life of grinding monotony that would have driven some men crazy.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
They are busy at work, turning a great wheel inside the mill; and the wheel is busy grinding corn into meal.
THE NURSERY, DECEMBER 1881, VOL. XXXVARIOUS
The occurrence of these may be prevented by grinding the lime shortly before use.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The omnibus was returning from the railway station and its wheels were grinding on the sand in an unusual manner.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
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WORDS RELATED TO GRINDING

  • abrading
  • coarse
  • erosive
  • grinding
  • gritty
  • polishing
  • rough
  • scratching
  • scuffing
  • sharpening
  • smoothing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.