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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

All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard

At 'SNL,' I wrote political stuff, but I never felt the show should have an axe to grind. But when I left in '95, I could let my own beliefs out.
Al Franken

What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life.
Guy Kawasaki

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