Essential Meaning of grind
1 : to crush or break (something) into very small pieces by rubbing it against a rough surface or using a special machine Grind (up) the coffee beans into a fine powder. The corn is ground into meal.
2 : to cut (meat) into small pieces by putting it through a special machine Grind (up) the turkey meat.
3 : to make (something) sharp or smooth by rubbing it against a hard surface grind an ax The steel grinds to a sharp edge.
Full Definition of grind
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : to reduce to powder or small fragments by friction (as in a mill or with the teeth) grind the coffee beans
2 : to wear down, polish, or sharpen by friction grind an ax
b : to weaken or destroy gradually —usually used with down poverty ground her spirit down
4a : to press together with a rotating motion grind the teeth
b : to rub or press harshly ground the cigarette out
5 : to operate or produce by turning a crank grind a hand organ
1 : to perform the operation of grinding
2 : to become pulverized, polished, or sharpened by friction
3 : to move with difficulty or friction especially so as to make a grating noise gears grinding
4 : drudge especially : to study hard grind for an exam
5 : to rotate the hips in an erotic manner
Definition of grind (Entry 2 of 2)
1a : an act of grinding
b : the sound of grinding
2a : dreary, monotonous, or difficult labor, study, or routine the dull grind of office work
b : one who works or studies excessively a grind who never goes to parties
3 : the result of grinding also : material ground to a particular degree of fineness a drip grind of coffee
4 : an action of rotating the hips in an erotic manner (as in a dance or in a burlesque striptease act) — compare bump entry 1 sense 3
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