grind meaning

[ graind ] Pronunciation:   "grind" in a sentence
  • Verb: grind (ground)  grInd
    1. Press or grind with a crushing noise
      - crunch, cranch, craunch 
    2. Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
      - grate 
    3. Work hard
      - labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil [N. Amer] 
    4. 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 
    5. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
      "grind the spices in a mortar"
      - mash, crunch, bray [archaic], comminute 
    6. Create by grinding
      "grind designs into the glass bowl" 
    7. Shape or form by grinding
      "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
    Noun: grind  grInd
    1. An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
      - swot [Brit], nerd, wonk [N. Amer], dweeb 
    2. The grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
      "a coarse grind of coffee" 
    3. Hard monotonous routine work
      - drudgery, plodding, donkeywork 
    4. The act of grinding to a powder or dust
      - mill, pulverization, pulverisation [Brit]

    Derived forms: grinding, ground, grinds

    See also: grind down, grinder, grinding

    Type of: assimilator, break up, compaction, create, crunch, crush, dance, degree, do work, forge, form, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, grade, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], learner, level, make, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], press, scholar, shape, toil, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, work

    Encyclopedia: Grind

  • [British slang]
    Noun. A act of sexual intercourse.
    Verb: To have sexual intercourse.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun [sing.]

    an activity, especially work, that is tiring or boring and takes a lot of time:

    the daily grind of work-phone calls, emails, meetings

    Volunteering stops work from becoming a grind.

    verb (ground, ground //)


    grind to a halt; come to a grinding halt

    to go slower gradually and then stop completely:

    Production ground to a halt during the strike.

    If consumers stop spending, the economy will come to a grinding halt.


    grind sth out

    to produce sth in large quantities in an automatic way and without thinking about it:

    The computer ground out large quantities of numbers.

    Computer programs allow us to grind out the stuff by the kilo.

  • [Medicine]
    vt ground grind·ing
    1 : to reduce to powder or small fragments by friction (as with the teeth)
    2 : to press together and move with a rotating or back-and-forth motion —see BRUXISM

  • [Computer]
    GRaphical INterpretive Display.

    A graphics input language for the PDP-9.


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  1. everyone would say you have an ax to grind.
  2. marking examination papers is a real grind.
  3. do you want to try the percolator grind?
  4. it wo n't grind down any finer than this.
  5. please don't grind your teeth, henry.

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