Definitions for: Grind


[n] the act of grinding to a powder or dust
[n] hard monotonous routine work
[n] a student who studies excessively
[v] reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
[v] make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
[v] press or grind with a crunching noise
[v] dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way
[v] work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"



Webster (1913) Definition: Grind, v. t. [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. [College Slang]


Grind, v. i.
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 aud distasteful service; to drudge; to
study hard, as for an examination. --Farrar.


Grind, n.
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 hard student; a dig. [College Slang]

Synonyms: bray, comminute, cranch, craunch, crunch, crunch, dig, donkeywork, drudge, drudgery, fag, grate, labor, labour, mash, mill, moil, nerd, plodding, pulverisation, pulverization, swot, toil, travail, wonk

See Also: assimilator, break up, break up, chew, compaction, crunch, crush, dance, do work, fragment, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentise, fragmentize, fragmentize, gnash, grind down, jaw, labor, labour, learner, manducate, masticate, mill, pestle, press, pulp, rub, scholar, toil, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, tyrannise, tyrannize, work

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