a harsh grating sound <the grind of ice in the blender sent the cat running from the room>
a person slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits <don't be such a grind—go out with your friends and enjoy yourself>
very hard or unpleasant work <yard work is a real grind> Related Words spadework
Near Antonyms decompression
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> Related Words daily dozen
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