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  1. To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.
  2. To shape with the force of friction.
  3. (metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
  4. To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.
  5. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
  6. (sports) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
  7. To oppress, hold down or weaken.
  8. (slang) To rotate the hips erotically.
  9. (video game) To repeat a task a large number of times in a row to achieve a specific goal.
  10. To produce mechanically and repetitively as if by turning a crank.
  11. To instill through repetitive teaching.
  12. (slang, Hawaii) To eat.
  13. (slang) To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.
  1. The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
  2. Something that has been reduced to powder, something that has been ground.
  3. A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
  4. A tedious task.
  5. A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.
  6. (archaic, slang) One who studies hard; a swot.
  7. (uncountable) Grindcore (subgenre of heavy metal)
  1. A traditional communal pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands.
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