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  Definition of grind
  1. the act of grinding to a powder or dust
  2. hard monotonous routine work
  3. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively
  4. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
  5. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one''s teeth in anger"
  6. press or grind with a crunching noise
  7. 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
  8. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Similar Words: mill, pulverization, pulverisation, drudgery, plodding, donkeywork, swot, nerd, wonk, dweeb, mash, crunch, bray, comminute, grate, cranch, craunch, labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil

 

See Also: tyrannize, tyrannise, grind down

 

Hyponyms: pulp, pestle, mill, gnash, chew, masticate, manducate, jaw

 

Entailments: rub

 

Derivational Morphology: powderize, powderise, powder, pulverize, pulverise, mill, mash, crunch, bray, comminute, grate, cranch, craunch, labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil, cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone, crush, compaction, masher, pulverization, pulverisation, molar, grinder, grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition, peon, navvy, galley slave, hack, hacker, drudgery, plodding, donkeywork, nerd, wonk, dweeb, effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, toiler, laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack, undertaking, project, task

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: bluan   Breton: mala  
Catalan: moldre   Croatian: mljeti  
Dutch: malen   Finnish: jauhaa  
French: moudre   German: mahlen  
Hindi: पीसना   Hungarian: őröl  
Icelandic: mala   Indonesian: giling  
Italian: macinare   Portuguese: moer  
Spanish: moler   Swedish: mala  
 
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