Definitions of grind

  1. To be rubbed together; to perform the operation of grinding; to be pulverized, polished, or sharpened by grinding; to study for an examination.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
  5. To study hard for examination.
  6. To reduce to powder by friction: to wear down or sharpen by rubbing: to rub together: to oppress or harass.
  7. To rub to powder; wear down by rubbing; oppress.
  8. To wear down or pulverize by friction; sharpen; chafe; oppress; harass.
  9. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.
  10. To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.
  11. To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
  12. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
  13. To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination.
  14. To sharpen or polish something, or to make something into powder, by friction; be grated or rubbed together; college slang, to study hard.
  15. To be moved or rubbed together:- pr. p. grinding; pa. t. and pa. p. ground.
  16. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; " grind the spices in a mortar"; " mash the garlic"
  17. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; " grate one's teeth in anger"
  18. To be chafed, polished, or sharpened by rubbing.
  19. To toil mechanically.
  20. To reduce to small pieces or powder by friction; to wear down, sharpen, or smooth by friction; to grate; to oppress; to harass; to teach or study in preparation for an examination.
  21. To break and reduce to powder by friction or rubbing, as between stones; to sharpen or polish; to oppress by severe exactions; in familiar language, to prepare a student for examination, and to prepare one's self; to perform the operation of grinding.
  22. hard monotonous routine work
  23. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively
  24. The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
  25. Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study.
  26. A hard student; a dig.
  27. The act of sharpening, polishing, etc.; laborious and tedious work; wearisome routine; as, the daily grind; college slang, a student who studies laboriously.
  28. Study for an examination, considered as irksome.
  29. Ground.