Through the mill

What is Through the mill?

Through the mill definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles.
a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour and other cereal products.

a machine for grinding, crushing, or pulverizing any solid substance: a coffee mill.
any of various machines that modify the shape or size of a workpiece by rotating tools or the work: rolling mill.
any of various other apparatuses for shaping materials or performing other mechanical operations.
a business or institution that dispenses products or services in an impersonal or mechanical manner, as if produced in a factory: a divorce mill; a diploma mill.
Machinery. a cutter on a milling machine.
a steel roller for receiving and transferring an impressed design, as to a calico-printing cylinder or a banknote-printing plate.
Mining. a place or set of machinery for crushing or concentrating ore.
Slang. a boxing match or fistfight.

verb (used with object)
to grind, work, treat, or shape in or with a mill.
Coining. to make a raised edge on (a coin or the like). to make narrow, radial grooves on the raised edge of (a coin or the like).

to beat or stir, as to a froth: to mill chocolate.
Slang. to beat or strike; fight; overcome.

verb (used without object)
to move around aimlessly, slowly, or confusedly, as a herd of cattle (often followed by about or around).
Slang. to fight or box.