“I was grinding myself down trying to write it, and failing,” he says.
People magazine also reported that Moore was seen “grinding on” 28-year-old 90210 star Ryan Rottman at a party.
For the past few years, we have been in a grinding recession or at best a recovery that feels like a recession.
To people in Zamfara state, grinding gold ore is like growing opium poppies to an Afghan farmer.
grinding is a really weird thing, when you grind a blade freehand.
I see,” said Ralph above the deafening roar of the wind and the grinding wheels, “the Night Express.
His dreams were all of escape from this grinding, harsh farm.
Mills for grinding flour and crushing grain have been constructed for the imperial service troops.
"It is my evil genius," muttered Gawtrey, grinding his teeth.
The hand mill for grinding grain shown in the picture is exactly the same as those in use in Palestine from the earliest times.
past participle adjective from grind (v.). Meaning "oppressive" is from 1580s. The verbal noun is from mid-14c.
Old English grindan "to rub together, grate, scrape," forgrindan "destroy by crushing" (class III strong verb; past tense grand, past participle grunden), from Proto-Germanic *grindanan (cf. Dutch grenden), related to ground, from PIE *ghrendh- "to grind" (cf. Latin frendere "to gnash the teeth," Greek khondros "corn, grain," Lithuanian grendu "to scrape, scratch"). Meaning "to make smooth or sharp by friction" is from c.1300. Most other Germanic languages use a verb cognate with Latin molere (cf. Dutch malen, Old Norse mala, German mahlen).
late 12c., "gnashing the teeth," from grind (v.). The sense "steady, hard work" first recorded 1851 in college student slang (but cf. gerund-grinder, 1710); the meaning "hard-working student" is American English slang from 1864.
grinding grind·ing (grīn'dĭng)
The pathological wearing away of tooth substance by mechanical means.
bump and grind, if you can't find 'em
(Ex. 32:20; Deut. 9:21; Judg. 16:21), to crush small (Heb. tahan); to oppress the poor (Isa. 3:5). The hand-mill was early used by the Hebrews (Num. 11:8). It consisted of two stones, the upper (Deut. 24:6; 2 Sam. 11:21) being movable and slightly concave, the lower being stationary. The grinders mentioned Eccl. 12:3 are the teeth. (See MILL.)