Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: grinding
IPA transcription: [ɡɹ'aɪndɪŋ]
Pronunciations of grinding
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: grinding
    Meaning: material resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"
  • Synonyms: grinding
    Meaning: a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
Usage examples
  • A sort of grating, grinding sound awakened her.
  • Indians were kept at the handmill grinding wheat.
  • Before this insult I stood with grinding teeth, but impotent.
  • They clamped down hard, grinding shut, compressing with the tightening intensity of a closing vise.
  • By-and-by they reached a man who was grinding stones to powder in his hands, as if they had been nuts.
  • Their coaches, which you can hear grinding the wheels two leagues off, are illuminated, carved, and hung with ribbons.
  • And while one is grinding such chaff in the theological mill, he may as well have a turn at the Atonement, which is, in fact, the essence of the dogma of the Incarnation.
  • And round the house sat fifty maid servants, some grinding the meal in the mill, some turning the spindle, some weaving at the loom, while their hands twinkled as they passed the shuttle, like quivering aspen leaves.
  • There may have existed something of a lake in preglacial times, through which the river ran, but it undoubtedly owes its present width to the grinding action of the irresistible icebergs and the piling up of debris on the shores.
  • He raises the cry of the miserable and the despised, and in a masterly arraignment of commercialism, protests against social conditions, against the grinding of the faces of the poor and weak, and the self-pollution of the rich and strong, in their mad lust for place and power.
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