grind out


ground out; grinding out; grinds out

transitive verb

: to produce in a mechanical way

Example Sentences

after several years of aborted attempts, the band finally ground out a new album
Recent Examples on the Web Or grinding out an intense HIIT workout in soft sweatpants? Hannah Oh,, 6 Apr. 2023 Alabama wants to run lightning fast, while San Diego State wants to grind out possessions in the midrange, and neither team is comfortable playing the other squad’s style. Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023 After splitting with Little Richard, Caldwell ground out a living in L.A. but never managed to land a record deal. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2023 Rhamondre Stevenson did grind out 60 yards on 15 carries, but the other ball carriers combined for just 10 yards on 13 carries. Jim Mcbride,, 6 Nov. 2022 The Winterhawks again grind out a win over the Thunderbirds, 4-2 on Clay Hanus’s winner with 3:39 left. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 8 May 2022 The Grizzlies will likely grind out this series and have a good shot at winning Game 1 as well. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 14 Apr. 2022 UConn grind out a 70-63 win over Virginia Commonwealth Friday, its second time playing in overtime in three games. Alexa Philippou,, 26 Nov. 2021 The team’s offensive linemen performed better as run blockers than pass blockers against Las Vegas, and the Ravens would like grind out long drives against the high-octane Chiefs. Childs Walker,, 17 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grind out was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Grind out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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