Grind Grind, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ground}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grinding}.] [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. {Grist}.] 1. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones. [1913 Webster]

Take the millstones, and grind meal. --Is. xivii. 2. [1913 Webster]

2. To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass. [1913 Webster]

To grind the subject or defraud the prince. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To study hard for examination; -- commonly used with away; as, to grind away at one's studies. [College Slang] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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