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Definition of Grind


  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.
  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.
  4. To study hard for examination.
  5. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.
  6. To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.
  7. To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
  8. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
  9. To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination.
  10. The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
  11. Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study.
  12. A hard student; a dig.

Grind Quotations

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Vladimir Lenin

As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over.
Barry Gibb

When you're in the day-to-day grind, it just seems like it's another step along the way. But I find joy in the actual process, the journey, the work. It's not the end. It's not the end event.
Cal Ripken, Jr.

The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
Daniel D. Palmer

About every two minutes a new wave of planes would be over. The motors seemed to grind rather than roar, and to have an angry pulsation like a bee buzzing in blind fury.
Ernie Pyle
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Grind Translations

grind in Danish is male
grind in Dutch is knarsen, piepen
grind in Finnish is jauhaa
grind in French is crisser, moudre
grind in German is schleifen, schleifen, mahle, reiben
grind in Italian is crocchiare, trascinare, tritare
grind in Latin is frendo, frendo
grind in Norwegian is slipe, maling, male
grind in Spanish is moler, aguzar, aciberar
grind in Swedish is slipa, mala
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