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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said they were just standing up for their pal Artem Lobov Cowley added: "Every day we train with him, you're grinding together and then you see that.
Prepare the garnish by grinding together the dried hibiscus flowers and Himalayan salt and placing in a saucer or shallow dish.
Shankly added: "Gerry's collar bone was split and grinding together yet he played on in agony.
Once you have the salmon, it's as simple as grinding together the curing ingredients, rubbing them on the fish, and refrigerating it.
His mam stood at the draining board, grinding together two teaspoons to squeeze the last drop of flavour from a teabag.
He said that the actor looked like a pro and at one point, the couple began grinding together.
The new flip visor has an upper retention stop, which eliminates visor drop-down when welding or grinding together with shake proof quarter turn retainers to allow for quick removal and replacement.
Spice paste: Red chilli powder 20g Coriander powder 20g Cumin powder 20g Turmeric powder 20g Star anise 20g Ginger puree 15g Garlic puree 15 g Green chillies 15g Black pepper 20g Garam masala 20g Method: Prepare the spice paste by mixing and grinding together the ingredients in a grinder with coconut powder.
Our reporters clocked Ruth and JLS's Ortise on the dance floor, where they were bumping and grinding together all night.
A contrary view was presented that reproducible, high-quality spectra could be generated by simply grinding together (in a mortar and pestle or with a ball mill) the matrix, analyte and salt to form a powder with particles on the scale of tens of micrometers in diameter.
By now, the bone ends really are grinding together, the joint is painful and there is greatly reduced movement.
WHEN Liverpool won the famous trophy for the first time in the so-called "Bore of the Roses" against Leeds in 1965, Reds full-back Gerry Byrne played for 117 minutes with two edges of a broken collar-bone grinding together.
I could almost feel my ribs grinding together and screamed out in agony.