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grind

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grind

  1. 1 a harsh grating sound <the grind of ice in the blender sent the cat running from the room> Synonyms creak, rasp, jar, scrape, scratchRelated Words clang, clangor, clank, clash, jangle; scuff; croak, gargle; blast, bleat, bray, screech

  2. 2 a person slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits <don't be such a grind—go out with your friends and enjoy yourself> Synonyms bookworm, dink [slang], dork [slang], geek, nerd, swot [British], weenie, wonkRelated Words double-dome, egghead, highbrow, intellectual; brain, genius; academic, bookman, scholar; gearhead, techieNear Antonyms goldbrick, goof-off, slacker, underachiever; lowbrow

  3. 3 very hard or unpleasant work <yard work is a real grind> Synonyms donkeywork, drudge, drudgery, fatigue, {h,1}toil, labor, moil, slavery, sweat, travailRelated Words spadework; effort, exertion, pains, struggle, trouble; chore, duty, job, obligation, responsibility; routine, tedium, treadmillNear Antonyms decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, repose, rest; amusement, dalliance, diversion, entertainment, recreation, sport; dormancy, idleness, inactivity, inertia, inertness; dallying, goldbricking, loafing, lolling, loungingAntonyms fun, play

  4. 4 an established and often automatic or monotonous series of actions followed when engaging in some activity <the daily grind of a 50-mile commute was getting old> Synonyms drill, routine, groove, lockstep, pattern, rote, rut, treadmillRelated Words daily dozen, regimen; housekeeping; custom, fashion, habit, practice (also practise), trick, wont; approach, manner, method, procedure, strategy, style, tack, technique, way; design, plan, program, scheme; convention, policy, tradition




grind

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grind

  1. 1 to make smooth by friction <after they are ground and polished, these stones can be used for jewelry> Synonyms buff, file, hone, rasp, rub, sand Related Words plane, scrape; sandblast, scour; burnish, dress, gloss, polish, shine, smooth; edge, hone, sharpen, strop, whet; regrind Near Antonyms coarsen, rough (up), roughen, scuff

  2. 2 to press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound <everyone in the car winced when the driver ground the gears trying to shift into second> Synonyms crunch, gnash, grate, grit, scrape, scrunch Related Words creak, groan, moan, rasp, scratch, whine; clash, collide, jangle, jar

  3. 3 to make sharp or sharper <better grind down that ax before you even think about trying to cut down that tree> Synonyms edge, sharpen, hone, stone, strop, whetRelated Words fileNear Antonyms buff, burnish, gloss, polish, round, smoothAntonyms blunt, dull

  4. 4 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <used the finest polishing paper he could to grind down the facets of the diamond before dusting it with a soft cloth> Synonyms buff, burnish, dress, furbish, gloss, polish, rub, shine, smooth, smoothenRelated Words sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)

  5. 5 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface <ground the rock against the stone wall> Synonyms grate, scrape, rasp, scratchRelated Words rub; groan, whineNear Antonyms glide, skate, slide

  6. 6 to reduce to fine particles <grind whole coffee beans if you want the freshest coffee> Synonyms atomize, beat, bray, comminute, crush, disintegrate, powder, mill, mull, pound, pulverizeRelated Words grate, kibble; crumble, crunch; break, bust, dash, fracture, fragment; shatter, smash, splinter; micronize




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