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pt pp ground

  1. vt

    1. crush triturar

    2. coffee, pepper etc moer

    3. make sharp afiar

    4. US

      meat picar

    5. polish

      1. gem lapidar

      2. lens polir

  2. vi

    car gears ranger

  3. n

    work trabalho (repetitivo e maçante)

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)grinding
Past Participle (Participle II)ground
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I grindwe grind
you grindyou grind
he/she/it grindsthey grind
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am grindingwe are grinding
you are grindingyou are grinding
he/she/it is grindingthey are grinding
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have groundwe have ground
you have groundyou have ground
he/she/it has groundthey have ground
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been grindingwe have been grinding
you have been grindingyou have been grinding
he/she/it has been grindingthey have been grinding
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I groundwe ground
you groundyou ground
he/she/it groundthey ground
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was grindingwe were grinding
you were grindingyou were grinding
he/she/it was grindingthey were grinding
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had groundwe had ground
you had groundyou had ground
he/she/it had groundthey had ground
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been grindingwe had been grinding
you had been grindingyou had been grinding
he/she/it had been grindingthey had been grinding
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will grindwe shall/will grind
you will grindyou will grind
he/she/it will grindthey will grind
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be grindingwe shall/will be grinding
you will be grindingyou will be grinding
he/she/it will be grindingthey will be grinding
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have groundwe shall/will have ground
you will have groundyou will have ground
he/she/it will have groundthey will have ground
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been grindingwe shall/will have been grinding
you will have been grindingyou will have been grinding
he/she/it will have been grindingthey will have been grinding
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would grindwe should/would grind
you would grindyou would grind
he/she/it would grindthey would grind
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be grindingwe should/would be grinding
you would be grindingyou would be grinding
he/she/it would be grindingthey would be grinding
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have groundwe should/would have ground
you would have groundyou would have ground
he/she/it would have groundthey would have ground
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been grindingwe should/would have been grinding
you would have been grindingyou would have been grinding
he/she/it would have been grindingthey would have been grinding
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am groundwe are ground
you are groundyou are ground
he/she/it is groundthey are ground
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being groundwe are being ground
you are being groundyou are being ground
he/she/it is being groundthey are being ground
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been groundwe have been ground
you have been groundyou have been ground
he/she/it has been groundthey have been ground
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was groundwe were ground
you were groundyou were ground
he/she/it was groundthey were ground
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being groundwe were being ground
you were being groundyou were being ground
he/she/it was being groundthey were being ground
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been groundwe had been ground
you had been groundyou had been ground
he/she/it had been groundthey had been ground
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be groundwe shall/will be ground
you will be groundyou will be ground
he/she/it will be groundthey will be ground
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been groundwe shall/will have been ground
you will have been groundyou will have been ground
he/she/it will have been groundthey will have been ground


Common casegrindgrinds
Possessive casegrind'sgrinds'