1 adj If you describe a bad situation as grinding, you mean it never gets better, changes, or ends.
Their grandfather had left his village in order to escape the grinding poverty.
grindingly adv ADV adj
Nursing was ill-paid and grindingly hard work.
2 If you say that something comes to a grinding halt, you are emphasizing that it stops very suddenly, especially before it was meant to.
to a grinding halt phrase PHR after v (emphasis)
A car will come to a grinding halt if you put water in the petrol tank.
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