4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grind \Grind\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ground}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grinding}.] [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. {Grist}.]

1. 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.

Take the millstones, and grind meal. --Is. xivii. 2.

2. To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.

3. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.

To grind the subject or defraud the prince. --Dryden.

4. To study hard for examination; -- commonly used with away; as, to grind away at one's studies. [College Slang]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grind \Grind\, verb (used without an object)

1. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.

Send thee Into the common prison, there to grind. --Milton.

2. To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.

3. To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.

4. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.

5. To perform hard and distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination. --Farrar.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grind \Grind\, noun

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

2. Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study. [Colloq.] --T. Hughes.

3. A student that studies hard; a dig; a wonk. [College Slang] [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious [syn: {swot}, {grind}, {nerd}, {wonk}, {dweeb}]

2: the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground; "a coarse grind of coffee"

3: hard monotonous routine work [syn: {drudgery}, {plodding}, {grind}, {donkeywork}]

4: the act of grinding to a powder or dust [syn: {grind}, {mill}, {pulverization}, {pulverisation}]


1: press or grind with a crushing noise [syn: {crunch}, {cranch}, {craunch}, {grind}]

2: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger" [syn: {grate}, {grind}]

3: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: {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

5: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic" [syn: {grind}, {mash}, {crunch}, {bray}, {comminute}]

6: created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl"

7: shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

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