Meaning of grind on in English:

grind on

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phrasal verb

  • Continue for a long time in a wearying or tedious way.

    ‘the rail talks grind on’
    • ‘His troubles began in February 2000 but the case against him continues to grind on.’
    • ‘If the economy does not get going soon and if the guerrilla war grinds on then the tide could easily turn.’
    • ‘He must have been suffering agonies of worry as the weeks grind on and foot and mouth continues to ravage the land.’
    • ‘Even as the proceedings grind on, it is increasingly apparent that no one has any clear idea of where the inquiry is headed or indeed where it will end up.’
    • ‘So many copies were made that not all of them were destroyed as the centuries ground on.’
    drag on, go on and on, plod on, pass slowly, move slowly, creep along, limp along, crawl, hang heavy, go at a snail's pace, wear on, go on too long
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