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See definition of grindstone on Dictionary.com
  • as inoccupation
  • as intask
  • as inwork

synonyms for grindstone

  • activity
  • affair
  • calling
  • craft
  • do
  • dodge
  • employment
  • game
  • hang
  • job
  • lick
  • line
  • moonlight
  • play
  • post
  • pursuit
  • racket
  • slot
  • thing
  • trade
  • vocation
  • work
  • chosen work
  • daily grind
  • day gig
  • line of work
  • métier
  • nine-to-five
  • rat race
  • walk of life
  • what one is into
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antonyms for grindstone

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  • avocation
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • pastime
  • recreation
  • unemployment
  • giving up
  • hobby
  • surrender
  • yielding
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How to use grindstone in a sentence

When you’re head-down and nose to the grindstone — I’m looking at all you hard-working early-stage startup founders — it’s easy to miss a deadline for an outstanding opportunity.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: APPLY TO STARTUP BATTLEFIELD AT TC DISRUPT 2021NEESHA A. TAMBEMAY 14, 2021TECHCRUNCH
She was very glib with the sheep and the geese, but the grindstone made her head ache, and she gave it up.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
Probably she had never heard of the grindstone, or the sheep, and could not work out the problems if she had.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
These people had travelled with our caravan for two days, each carrying the heavy grindstone in turns.
THE CARAVAN ROUTE BETWEEN EGYPT AND SYRIALUDWIG SALVATOR
The Indians took the boy who had been turning the grindstone, young Slocum, and his sister Frances, and prepared to depart.
THE INDIAN: ON THE BATTLE-FIELD AND IN THE WIGWAMJOHN FROST
When Osmo found she was firm, he went secretly and broke the old grindstone into small pieces.
MIGHTY MIKKOPARKER FILLMORE
This is true whether it has reference to a grindstone, emery, corundum wheel, or a plain oil stone.
PRACTICAL MECHANICS FOR BOYSJ. S. ZERBE
A grindstone with one side harder than the other can have its flinty side softened by immersing that part in boiled linseed oil.
PRACTICAL MECHANICS FOR BOYSJ. S. ZERBE
One night we were awakened by hearing the grindstone going, and father went to the door to see who was using it.
OLD RAIL FENCE CORNERSVARIOUS
He deemed that the proper time had arrived for putting his personal ax upon the whirling grindstone.
BLUE GOOSEFRANK LEWIS NASON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GRINDSTONE

  • activity
  • affair
  • calling
  • chosen work
  • craft
  • daily grind
  • day gig
  • do
  • dodge
  • employment
  • game
  • grindstone
  • hang
  • job
  • lick
  • line
  • line of work
  • moonlight
  • métier
  • nine-to-five
  • play
  • post
  • pursuit
  • racket
  • rat race
  • slot
  • thing
  • trade
  • vocation
  • walk of life
  • what one is into
  • work
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.