French translation of 'grinding'
- [poverty, difficulty]
to come to a grinding halt
Example Sentences Including 'grinding'
I could feel my mind grinding through the events of the day, chaotically analysing, spewing forth senseless questions, spurious connections.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Sam clapped his hands to his ears, grinding his palms into his head.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
He could hear the grinding of his teeth against the tearing ache in his arm, louder than the rotors of the small, approaching helicopter.The Last Raven
Trends of 'grinding'
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- (= crush)
- [coffee, pepper]
- (US) [meat]
- (= make sharp)
- (= polish) [gem, lens]
to grind one's teeth
grincer des dents
- [car gears]
to grind to a halt [vehicle, traffic]
s'immobiliser(figurative) [process, economy]
- (= work)
corvée fthe grind of sth [work]
la corvée de qchthe daily grind (informal)
le train-train quotidien
Example Sentences Including 'grind'
They eventually spilled on to the road, causing cars to grind to a bad-tempered standstill.LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)
By noon the vast body of water in motion would grind to a halt then slowly turn back on itself.AMAGANSETT (2004)
Nobody I saw on TV or read in those articles could really tell me; they all had their axes to grind.At the Stroke of Twelve
Translation of grinding from the Collins English to French Dictionary