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Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding
Present participle for to reduce to fine particles
“For the chicken, using a mortar and pestle, grind garlic and salt to form a paste.”
Present participle for to make sharp or sharper
“When carving the background areas, one must be careful not to grind away too much white stone.”
Present participle for rub or cause to rub together gratingly
“Where these plates meet, they grind together, creating earthquakes.”
Present participle for to move with much difficulty or friction
“Three-wheeled beach vans selling everything from cigarettes to cakes grind their way through the sand.”
Present participle for oppress
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