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Verb: grind (ground)  grInd
  1. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    "grind the spices in a mortar";
    - mash, crunch, bray [archaic], comminute [rare]
     
  2. Press or grind with a crushing noise
    - crunch, cranch, craunch, scrunch
     
  3. Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
    "grind one's teeth in anger";
    - grate
     
  4. Create by grinding
    "grind designs into the glass bowl"
     
  5. Shape or form by grinding
    "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
     
  6. [informal] Work hard
    "Lexicographers grind all day long";
    - labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], toil, fag [informal], travail [literary], drudge, dig [US, informal], moil [N. Amer]
     
  7. [informal] 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
Noun: grind  grInd
  1. The grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
    "a coarse grind of coffee"
     
  2. Hard monotonous routine work
    "he spent his life in tiresome grind";
    - drudgery, plodding, donkeywork [Brit, informal]
     
  3. The act of grinding to a powder or dust
    - mill, pulverization, pulverisation [Brit], comminution
     
  4. [N. Amer, informal] An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    - swot [Brit, informal], nerd [informal], wonk [informal], dweeb [N. Amer, informal], nurd [informal, rare]
     
  5. [Brit, vulgar, archaic] Slang for sexual intercourse
    - rumpy-pumpy [informal]

Derived forms: grinds, ground, grinding

Type of: assimilator, break up, carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, compaction, copulation, create, crunch, crush, dance, degree, do work, forge, form, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, grade, intercourse, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], learner, level, make, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], press, relation, scholar, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, shape, student, toil, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, work

Encyclopedia: Grind