grind out


ground out; grinding out; grinds out

transitive verb

: to produce in a mechanical way

Examples of grind out in a Sentence

after several years of aborted attempts, the band finally ground out a new album
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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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“Grind out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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