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Continue for a long time in a wearying or tedious way.‘the rail talks grind 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 longView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘His troubles began in February 2000 but the case against him continues to grind on.’
- ‘He must have been suffering agonies of worry as the weeks grind on and foot and mouth continues to ravage the land.’
- ‘If the economy does not get going soon and if the guerrilla war grinds on then the tide could easily turn.’
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