Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Grinding"

The meaning of "Grinding" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Grinding mean?
A: Working hard, usually unusually hard, to achieve a goal. That's the slang definition.

The noun is a grating sound or motion.

The verb is basically to reduce something using friction and pressure until crushing it basically. So you can see how the slang relates.
Q: What does Grinding out my best mean?
A: It means you really put a lot of effort into what you just did.

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