grind definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To crush, pulverize, or decrease to powder by friction, especially by massaging between two tough surfaces: work grain into flour.
    • To profile, sharpen, or refine with rubbing: work a lens.
    • To wipe (two areas) collectively harshly; gnash: work one's teeth.
    • To bear down on harshly; crush.
    • To oppress or weaken slowly: "Rules grind poor people, and rich men rule the law” ( Oliver Goldsmith).
    • To operate by turning a crank: floor a hurdy-gurdy.
    • To produce or process by turning a crank: grinding a pound of beef.
    • To produce mechanically or without determination: The factory grinds out a uniform product.
    • To instill or instruct by persistent repetition: surface the reality in their minds.
    • to lessen to powder by rubbing, such as a mill, or utilizing the teeth; to crush into little fragments; to create as because of the action of millstones.
    • to put on straight down, polish, or sharpen, by rubbing; in order to make smooth, razor-sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to wipe against the other person, as teeth, etc.
    • To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
    • To study hard for evaluation; -- widely used with away.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to execute the operation of milling anything.
    • to be crushed, pulverized, or powdered by rubbing.
    • to maneuver with noisy friction; grate: a train grinding along rusty rails.
    • Informal To devote oneself to analyze or work: grinding for a test; milling away at housework.
    • Slang To turn the pelvis erotically, as with the manner of a stripteaser.
    • to do the operation of milling one thing; to show the millstones.
    • To become surface or pulverized by friction.
    • To become polished or sharpened by friction
    • To move with much difficulty or rubbing; to grate.
    • To perform difficult and distasteful service; to drudge; to examine hard, as for an examination.
  • noun:
    • The work of milling.
    • A crunching or grinding noise.
    • A specific quality or amount of pulverization, by espresso beans: spill grind.
    • Informal A laborious task, routine, or study: the daily routine.
    • Informal students whom works or studies in excess.
    • Slang An erotic rotation for the pelvis.
    • The act of lowering to dust, or of sharpening, by friction.
    • a certain amount of pulverization of coffees.
    • A tedious task.
    • A grinding strategy on a skateboard or snowboard.
    • One who studies difficult; a swot.
    • The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by rubbing.
    • Any severe constant work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting research.
    • students that researches hard; a dig; a wonk.
    • The act of grinding, or turning a mill, a grindstone, etc.
    • The sound of grinding or grating.
    • complex or tiresome and distasteful work; constant work; especially, in college slang, laborious research; close application to examine.
    • person who studies laboriously or with dogged application.
    • A piece of satire; a jest.
    • A satirist; an inveterate jester.
    • Nautical, a kink, half-turn, or twist in a rope.
    • an insignificant pupil who is ridiculed to be affected or boringly studious
    • the grade of particle fineness that a substance is ground
    • tough monotonous routine work
    • the act of milling to a powder or dust
  • verb:
    • In order to make smaller by breaking with a tool.
    • To cause to scrub collectively.
    • To rotate the hips suggestively.
    • to eliminate material by massaging with an abrasive area.
    • To slip the level percentage of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle like a railing.
    • To repeat an activity to be able to get amounts or products.
    • for eating.
    • reduce to little pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    • press or grind with a crushing noise
    • form or form by grinding
    • developed by grinding
    • make a grating or grinding noise by massaging together
    • work tirelessly
    • dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive method, often while in contact with your lover such that the performers' legs are interlaced
  • others:
    • to-break and reduce to fine particles by pounding, smashing, or scrubbing, like in a mill or a mortar, or because of the teeth; bray; triturate: since, to work corn.
    • To produce by milling, or by action similar to compared to milling: since, to work flour; to grind away a tune on an organ.
    • to put on down, smooth, or sharpen by rubbing; provide a smooth surface, side, or point out, as by friction of a wheel or revolving stone; whet.
    • To grate or scrub harshly together; grit.
    • to create in motion or operate, as by turning a crank: as, to grind a coffee-mill; to grind a hand-organ.
    • To oppress by extreme exactions; afflict with difficulty or cruelty.
    • To satirize severely; make a jest of.
    • to show in a dull, laborious manner.
    • to analyze or discover by close application or effort; master laboriously: as, to grind on problematic.
    • to execute the work or procedure of grinding, grating, or harshly massaging; turn a mill, a grindstone, or some similar device.
    • becoming grated or rubbed together: since, the jaws grind.
    • to-be ground or pulverized by pounding or massaging: as, dried out corn grinds good.
    • becoming polished or sharpened by rubbing: as, marble or metal grinds readily.
    • to execute tedious and distasteful work; drudge; especially, to review tough; get ready for examination by close application.

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