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plural of grind
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as in scratches
a harsh grating sound the grind of ice in the blender sent the cat running from the room

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as in nerds
a person slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits don't be such a grind—go out with your friends and enjoy yourself

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grinds

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verb

present tense third-person singular of grind
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as in grits
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

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as in sharpens
to make sharp or sharper better grind down that ax before you even think about trying to cut down that tree

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as in scrapes
to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface ground the rock against the stone wall

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“Grinds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grinds. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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