In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1USmolermolermachacartriturarmolerpicar River Plate Spain(crystals/ore) pulverizar
2(lens/mirror) pulir(blade/knife) afilar
3to grind sth into sth
- he ground the cigarette end into the carpet — incrustó / aplastó la colilla en la alfombra
- to grind the faces of the poor into the dust — oprimir a los pobres
4to grind one's teeth — bruxar
1(move with friction)rechinarchirriarthe wheels of bureaucracy grind very slowly — las cosas de palacio van despacio
- the talks ground on for weeks — las conversaciones continuaron a trancas y barrancas durante varias semanas
- to grind to a halt / standstill
- the truck ground to a halt — el camión se detuvo con gran chirrido de frenos
- the negotiations have ground to a halt — las negociaciones han llegado a un punto muerto
2informal(study hard)estudiar muchodarle duro al estudio Latin Americaempollar Spain informaltragar River Plate informalmatearse Chile informal
1informal(drudgery)trabajo pesado masculinerollo masculine informalpaliza feminine informalback to the daily grind! — ¡de vuelta al yugo!
- With so many Mexican items in stores across the US, you can make your own chili powder by grinding your own spices.
- For the chicken, using a mortar and pestle, grind garlic and salt to form a paste.
- The bark is ground to an off-white powder that has a sweet taste and a pinelike odor.
- Tenant farmers who toiled on the estate were obliged to use the mill to grind their corn.
- Finally, drizzle the whole lot with olive oil and grind black pepper over everything.
- Then the blackened beans are ground in a mortar.
- He grinds pigments to a fine powder, then brushes them onto wet plaster, following the outlines of his sketches transferred earlier.
- After harvesting, the corn needs to be ground into flour.
- If the root is ground to a powder, as some growers do, it is then boiled to extract the liquorice essence.
- The bark of this tree is collected fresh, well before the sunrise, and is ground up to make a herbal preparation.
- Addicts either swallow the tablets or grind them into powder that can be inhaled or turned into liquid and injected.
- Leaf samples were ground in small mortars in liquid nitrogen.
- You take a handful of each herb, put it in a mortar, and grind it to a powder.
- Millet is ground into flour and made into porridge by boiling it in water.
- People grind the seed and use the powder to boil the tea.
- The dried plant material was weighed and then ground finely using a ball mill.
- She took to grinding the medication into powder and snorting it.
- The bones are cleaned, toasted in oil and then ground into a powder.
- Then the corn is coarsely ground to break the germ loose from other kernel components.
- In a mortar and pestle, grind the chilli, salt and shrimp paste.
- He studies, grinds and polishes Japanese swords and daggers for sale to museums and private collectors across the world.
- In both operations, cutters had to be removed from the arbors and ground to resharpen.
- Using a diamond grinder, she ground some of the bones flush with the concrete surface.
- After cooling slowly, the piece is then ground to remove excess enamel, and polished.
- Some people actually shave or grind down parts of their skates so that they can fit larger wheels.
- Only in the black leaf bases did they reach the surfaces exposed by grinding off the charcoal.
- Unaided by some kind of equipment, a person cannot grind down the surface of a rock; that's why a field geologist carries a hammer.
- The generator is a compound surface grinder used to grind curves in the surface of the lens
- When carving the background areas, one must be careful not to grind away too much white stone.
- The large upright stone also bears the marks of where new adze heads were ground and sharpened.
- Next, Tinsley Laboratories will grind and polish the mirrors and finally Ball builds the telescope.
2USinformal(over-conscientious worker)she's the office grind — es la niña aplicada de la oficina ironic
3Irish(private classes)clases particulares
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