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Definition 1: the act of grinding to a powder or dust - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for grind in the sense of this definition

(grind is a kind of ...) the act of crushing

Definition 2: hard monotonous routine work - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for grind in the sense of this definition

(grind is a kind of ...) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

Definition 3: the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where grind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a coarse grind of coffee

(grind is a kind of ...) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

Definition 4: an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for grind in the sense of this definition

(grind is a kind of ...) someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs

Definition 5: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading - [verb of change]

Samples where grind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grind the spices in a mortar
  • mash the garlic

Synonyms for grind in the sense of this definition

(grind is a kind of ...) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

(... is a kind of grind ) reduce to pulp

"pulp fruit" "pulp wood"

(... is a kind of grind ) grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar

"pestle the garlic"

(... is a kind of grind ) grind with a mill

"mill grain"

Definition 6: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together - [verb of contact]

Samples where grind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grate one's teeth in anger

Synonyms for grind in the sense of this definition

(grind is a kind of ...) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

(... is a kind of grind ) grind together, of teeth

(... is a kind of grind ) chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

"He jawed his bubble gum" "Chew your food and don't swallow it!" "The cows were masticating the grass"

(grind implies ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

Definition 7: press or grind with a crushing noise - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for grind in the sense of this definition

(grind is a kind of ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

Definition 8: shape or form by grinding - [verb of creation]

Samples where grind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grind lenses for glasses and cameras

(grind is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

Definition 9: created by grinding - [verb of creation]

Samples where grind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grind designs into the glass bowl

(grind is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 10: 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 - [verb of motion]

(grind is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

Samples where grind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was digging away at her math homework
  • Lexicographers drudge all day long

Synonyms for grind in the sense of this definition

(grind is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

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