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Verb: grind (ground)  grInd
  1. Press or grind with a crushing noise
    - crunch, cranch, craunch, scrunch
  2. Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
    "grind one's teeth in anger";
    - grate
  3. Work hard
    "Lexicographers grind all day long";
    - 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
    "he spent his life in tiresome grind";
    - drudgery, plodding, donkeywork
  4. The act of grinding to a powder or dust
    - mill, pulverization, pulverisation [Brit], comminution

Derived forms: ground, grinding, grinds

See also: grind down

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