grind together

grind together

1. To cause two things to grate or scrape against each other. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "grind" and "together." I wear a mouthguard at night so that I don't grind my teeth together.
2. To grate or scrape against something. I think these parts are grinding together and that's why this side looks so worn.
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grind something together

to rub things together. Stop grinding your teeth together. The stones ground together as we drove over them.
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Dry roast and grind together almonds, peppercorns, poppy seeds and coconut.
Strain the excess water and then grind together after adding cumin, hing, ginger, chilli flakes, and little water.
Osteoarthritis destroys joint cartilage causing exposed bones to grind together with progressive difficulty walking and unrelenting pain requiring strong medication.
'Grind together, shine together' are some words of wisdom he imparts on his teammates to keep them motivated.
1 tsp sea salt Grind together all the ingredients in a pestle and mortar or a food processor and rub well into the ribs.
Grind together salt, sugar, fennel and coriander seeds, bay leaves, thyme, and red pepper flakes in food processor until thoroughly mixed.
The plates constantly grind together and slide past one another.
Add the crushed chillies, ground ginger and salt and grind together.
Instead, Avril climbed into a cage with Doug Robb, of rockers Hoobastank, and they performed a sexy bump 'n' grind together. What would poor Whibbers say?
Eventually, unprotected bones may begin to grind together during movement, causing excruciating pain.
As the oil heats up, make the seasoning; grind together the salt flakes with the lemon zest and pepper, then add the chopped parsley and set aside.
He doesn't want stars in the mak- e mak ing, he wants ready-made, unspectacular stars he can put in the first team who will grind together like gears to help him realise his dream of an engine moving as one.
In a food processor (or using a blender/stick blender if you don't have one), grind together the icing sugar and ground almonds until there are no lumps - you want them as powdery as you can.
Driven by currents in the semi-molten layer below the crust, the plates slowly drift over the Earth's surface and collide, grind together or pull apart.