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Meaning & Definition of Grind in English

English

Grind

/graɪnd/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • swot
  • ,
  • grind
  • ,
  • nerd
  • ,
  • wonk
  • ,
  • dweeb

2. The grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

  • "A coarse grind of coffee"
    synonym:
  • grind

3. Hard monotonous routine work

    synonym:
  • drudgery
  • ,
  • plodding
  • ,
  • grind
  • ,
  • donkeywork

4. The act of grinding to a powder or dust

    synonym:
  • grind
  • ,
  • mill
  • ,
  • pulverization
  • ,
  • pulverisation

verb

1. Press or grind with a crushing noise

    synonym:
  • crunch
  • ,
  • cranch
  • ,
  • craunch
  • ,
  • grind

2. Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

  • "Grate one's teeth in anger"
    synonym:
  • grate
  • ,
  • grind

3. Work hard

  • "She was digging away at her math homework"
  • "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    synonym:
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour
  • ,
  • toil
  • ,
  • fag
  • ,
  • travail
  • ,
  • grind
  • ,
  • drudge
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • moil

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

    synonym:
  • grind

5. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

  • "Grind the spices in a mortar"
  • "Mash the garlic"
    synonym:
  • grind
  • ,
  • mash
  • ,
  • crunch
  • ,
  • bray
  • ,
  • comminute

6. Created by grinding

  • "Grind designs into the glass bowl"
    synonym:
  • grind

7. Shape or form by grinding

  • "Grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
    synonym:
  • grind

Examples of using

He has had absolutely no part in the conspiracy; it was not he, but his brother, who had an axe to grind against the government.