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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

Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
Kevin Hart

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

Learning something new is a fabulous way to be refreshed. When work can grind you down, something about learning a new activity thrills the soul. It reminds you that the world is bigger than your desk and your to-do list.
John Ortberg

My confidence comes from the daily grind - training my butt off day in and day out.
Hope Solo

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.
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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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