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Definition of Grind

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crush, break up into small particles; be reduced to powder; sharpen; scrape, rub together harshly; make a harsh grinding sound; crush, oppress; operate by rotating a crank; work hard, study hard
act of grinding; hard and tedious work, drudgery; grating sound, rasp
Grind Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
frendo, frendo
Grind Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To study hard for examination.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
  
(v. i.)
To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.
  
(v. i.)
To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination.
  
(v. i.)
To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
  
(v. i.)
To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
  
(v. i.)
To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.
  
(n.)
The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
  
(n.)
Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study.
  
(n.)
A hard student; a dig.
  
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grind
\grind\ (?), v. i.
1. to perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones. send thee into the common prison, there to grind.
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.
grind
\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.] hughes.
3. a hard student; a dig. [college slang]
grind
\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. 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.
4. to study hard for examination. [college slang]
grind
n
1. a student who studies excessively [syn: swot, nerd, wonk]


2. hard monotonous routine work [syn: drudgery, plodding, donkeywork]


3. the act of grinding [syn: mill, pulverization, pulverisation]
v 1: press or grind with a crunching noise [syn: crunch, cranch, craunch]
2: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger" [syn: grate]
3: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic" [syn: mash, crunch, bray, comminute]





4. work hard; "she was digging away at her math homework"; "lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil]


5. dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way
grind
(ex. 32:20; deut. 9:21; judg. 16:21), to crush small (heb. tahan); to oppress the poor (isa. 3:5). the hand-mill was early used by the hebrews (num. 11:8). it consisted of two stones, the upper (deut. 24:6; 2 sam. 11:21) being movable and slightly concave, the lower being stationary. the grinders mentioned eccl. 12:3 are the teeth. (see mill.)


  similar words(2) 



 grind away 
 grind down 
The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Meaning is self evident. Often given in the cod latin version as 'nil carborundum'.
Origin
Proverbial.
Meaning
Have an ulterior motive.
Origin
Benjamin Franklin wrote that a visitor asked him how his grindstone worked. Franklin sharpened the visitor's axe for him when demonstrating, which is apparently what was intended all along.
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Breuddilo = v. to grind, to consume
Malu = v. to bruise, to grind. Malu ewyn, to foam
Melino = v. to grind in a mill
Rhyfalu = v. to grind extremely
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1: to reduce to powder or small fragments by friction (as in a mill or with the teeth) 2: to wear down, polish, or sharpen by friction ---grind an ax--- 3 a: oppress harass b: to weaken or destroy gradually--usu. used with down --poverty ground her spirit down-- 4 a: to press together with a rotating motion --grind the teeth-- b: to rub or press harshly --ground the cigarette out-- 5: to operate or produce by turning a crank --grind a hand organ-- 1: to perform the operation of grinding 2: to become pulverized, polished, or sharpened by friction 3: to move with difficulty or friction esp. so as to make a grating noise --gears grinding-- 4: drudge esp: to study hard --grind for an exam-- 5: to rotate the hips in an erotic manner (as in a burlesque striptease) -- grindingly adv ²grind n (13c) 1 a: an act of grinding b: the sound of grinding 2 a: dreary, monotonous, or difficult labor, study, or routine b: one who works or studies excessively 3: the result of grinding; also: material ground to a particular degree of fineness <a drip grind of coffee> 4: the act of rotating the hips in an erotic manner....
Australian Slang
sexual intercourse
exhortation to keep one's resolve and remain firm and cheerful in the face of difficulties. Often jocularly rendered in mock Latin, as nil carborundum bastardis
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively
(synonym) swot, nerd, wonk, dweeb
(hypernym) learner, scholar, assimilator
(derivation) labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil
2. hard monotonous routine work
(synonym) drudgery, plodding, donkeywork
(hypernym) labor, labour, toil
(derivation) labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil
3. the act of grinding to a powder or dust
(synonym) mill, pulverization, pulverisation
(hypernym) crush, crunch, compaction
(derivation) mash, crunch, bray, comminute

Verb
1. press or grind with a crunching noise
(synonym) crunch, cranch, craunch
(hypernym) press
(see-also) tyrannize, tyrannise, grind down
(derivation) mill, pulverization, pulverisation
2. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
(synonym) grate
(hypernym) break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
(hyponym) gnash
(entail) rub
(derivation) mill, pulverization, pulverisation
3. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
(synonym) mash, crunch, bray, comminute
(hypernym) break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
(hyponym) pulp
(derivation) mill, pulverization, pulverisation
4. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
(synonym) labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil
(hypernym) work, do work
(derivation) swot, nerd, wonk, dweeb
5. 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
(hypernym) dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
Grind Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
To remove metal from an object by means of a revolving abrasive wheel, disc, or belt. Also see valve grinding and valve seat grinding.
Grind Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jargon File
vt. 1. [MIT and Berkeley; now rare] To prettify hardcopy of code, especially LISP code, by reindenting lines, printing keywords and comments in distinct fonts (if available), etc. This usage was associated with the MacLISP community and is now rare; prettyprint was and is the generic term for such operations. 2. [Unix] To generate the formatted version of a document from the nroff , troff , TeX , or Scribe source. 3. [common] To run seemingly interminably, esp. (but not necessarily) if performing some tedious and inherently useless task. Similar to crunch or grovel . Grinding has a connotation of using a lot of CPU time, but it is possible to grind a disk, network, etc. See also hog . 4. To make the whole system slow. "Troff really grinds a PDP-11." 5. `grind grind' excl. Roughly, "Isn't the machine slow today!"
Grind Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The grind of a blade refers to the shape of the cross-section of the blade. It is distinct from the type of blade (e.g., clip point or drop point knife, sabre or cutlass, axe or chisel, etc.), though different tools and blades may have lent their name to a particular grind.

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Grind Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Skateboarding Glossary
To ride on an object like a ledge or handrail with just the trucks making contact.
Grind Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
grazhau
Grind Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Ex. 32:20; Deut. 9:21; Judg. 16:21), to crush small (Heb. tahan); to oppress the poor (Isa. 3:5). The hand-mill was early used by the Hebrews (Num. 11:8). It consisted of two stones, the upper (Deut. 24:6; 2 Sam. 11:21) being movable and slightly concave, the lower being stationary. The grinders mentioned Eccl. 12:3 are the teeth. (See MILL.)