grind together

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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.
See also: grind, together
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.
See also: grind, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A struggle then ensued, in which the former wrested the pistol from the hand of his antagonist, and both came from their horses on the ground together, the highwayman upon his back, and the victorious Jones upon him.
My right hand, as we drop on the ground together, gets twisted under me, and I feel that I have sprained my wrist.
While he was collecting a few necessaries and cramming them into his pockets, he never once ceased communing with himself in a low voice, or unclenched his teeth, which he had ground together on finishing Miss Brass's note.
They offered no interference, and the boy and man rolled on the ground together; the former, heedless of the blows that showered upon him, wrenching his hands tighter and tighter in the garments about the murderer's breast, and never ceasing to call for help with all his might.
With clenched hands, and teeth ground together so firm and tight that no locking of the jaws could have fixed and riveted them more securely, Ralph stood, for some minutes, in the attitude in which he had last addressed his nephew: breathing heavily, but as rigid and motionless in other respects as if he had been a brazen statue.
They rolled on the ground together, shouting, and yelping, and hugging.
The next instant Holmes and the seaman were rolling on the ground together. He was a man of such gigantic strength that, even with the handcuffs which Holmes had so deftly fastened upon his wrists, he would have very quickly overpowered my friend had Hopkins and I not rushed to his rescue.
They rolled on the ground together. An instant afterwards Zambo rose, looked at the prostrate man, and then, waving his hand joyously to us, came running in our direction.
After putting shovels in the ground together, Hammond gave us a glimpse into why our historic partnership is such a natural fit for Clif Bar.
GEMS Education's dedicated Health and Safety team is on the ground together with school representatives who are closely monitoring and investigating the matter."
Maize, millet and pawpaw seeds were mixed in a ratio of 5:1:2.5 and ground together into a flour using a hammer mill.
The roundtable was led by Erman Akinci and Juhn Teo who created Common Ground together in a shared dream to redefine workspaces.
You must know that we are age mates and we have covered so much ground together.
"I was able to see the unshakable bonds between service men and women on the ground together, but at the same time to feel the palpable longing for family and friends while deployed.