Synonyms of grinding


1. grinding, atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck

usage: material resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

2. grinding, noise

usage: a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

3. grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition, friction, rubbing

usage: the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice


1. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind, press

usage: press or grind with a crushing noise

2. grate, grind, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

usage: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"

3. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil, work, do work

usage: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

4. grind, dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

usage: dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

5. grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

usage: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"

6. grind, make, create

usage: created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl"

7. grind, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

usage: shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

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