Definition of Grind

1. Noun. An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious.

Exact synonyms: Dweeb, Nerd, Swot, Wonk
Generic synonyms: Assimilator, Learner, Scholar
Derivative terms: Swot

2. Verb. Press or grind with a crushing noise.
Exact synonyms: Cranch, Craunch, Crunch
Generic synonyms: Press
Also: Grind Down

3. Noun. The grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground. "A coarse grind of coffee"
Generic synonyms: Degree, Grade, Level

4. Verb. Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together. "Grate one's teeth in anger"
Exact synonyms: Grate
Specialized synonyms: Gnash, Chew, Jaw, Manducate, Masticate
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Fragment, Fragmentise, Fragmentize
Entails: Rub
Derivative terms: Grinding

5. Noun. Hard monotonous routine work.
Exact synonyms: Donkeywork, Drudgery, Plodding
Generic synonyms: Labor, Labour, Toil
Derivative terms: Drudge

6. Verb. Work hard. "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Exact synonyms: Dig, Drudge, Fag, Labor, Labour, Moil, Toil, Travail
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Drudge, Drudge, Drudgery, Labor, Labor, Laborer, Labour, Labourer, Toil, Toiler, Travail

7. Noun. The act of grinding to a powder or dust.
Exact synonyms: Mill, Pulverisation, Pulverization
Generic synonyms: Compaction, Crunch, Crush
Derivative terms: Mill, Pulverise, Pulverize

8. Verb. Dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced. "They grind "

9. Verb. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading. ; "Mash the garlic"
Exact synonyms: Bray, Comminute, Crunch, Mash
Specialized synonyms: Pulp, Pestle, Mill
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Fragment, Fragmentise, Fragmentize
Derivative terms: Crunch, Grinder, Grinder, Grinding, Grinding, Mash, Mash, Masher

10. Verb. Created by grinding. "Grind designs into the glass bowl"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

11. Verb. Shape or form by grinding. "Grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work

Definition of Grind

1. v. t. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones.

2. v. i. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.

3. n. The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.

Definition of Grind

1. Verb. To make smaller by breaking with a device. ¹

2. Verb. To cause to rub together. ¹

3. Verb. To rotate the hips suggestively. ¹

4. Verb. (context: metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface. ¹

5. Verb. (sports) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing. ¹

6. Verb. (video games) To repeat a task in a MMORPG or role-playing video game in order to gain levels or items. ¹

7. Verb. (slang Hawaii) To eat. ¹

8. Noun. A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans. ¹

9. Noun. A tedious task. ¹

10. Noun. A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard. ¹

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Definition of Grind

1. to wear, smooth, or sharpen by friction [v GROUND or GRINDED, GRINDING, GRINDS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grind

grin and bear it
grin like a Cheshire cat
grind (current term)
grind away
grind down
grind one's gears
grind organ
grind out
grind to a halt

Literary usage of Grind

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the French Tongue: Grounded Upon the Decisions of the French by John Perrin (1832)
"Je moule, that I may grind, tu moules, thou mayest gri. il moule, he may grind. ... Je moul-usse, that I might grind. See page 86. 6. 3. INFINITIVE MOOD. ..."

2. Text-book of Advanced Machine Work: Prepared for Students in Technical by Robert Henry Smith (1919)
"To grind taper collet, A, Fig. 20. Collet blank, machine steel. ... Set automatic feed to feed at both ends of stroke and to grind to .002" large, ..."

3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"... masses of greenstone—Immense valleys—Mines •—State of miners—Santiago—Hot-baths of Cauquenes—Gold-mines—grind- ing-mills—Perforated stones—Habits of the ..."

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