grind out

grind out
transitive verb Date: 1868 to produce in a mechanical way

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • grind out — verb produce in a routine or monotonous manner (Freq. 1) We have to crank out publications in order to receive funding • Syn: ↑crank out • Hypernyms: ↑produce, ↑bring forth • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • grind out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms grind out : present tense I/you/we/they grind out he/she/it grinds out present participle grinding out past tense ground out past participle ground out to produce something in large quantities, especially when …   English dictionary

  • grind out — PHRASAL VERB To grind something out means to produce it in a boring or routine manner. [INFORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] Were it not for this misfortune, he might never have been forced into the business of grinding out novels to support his family.… …   English dictionary

  • grind out — the composing department grinds out hundreds of pages a day Syn: produce, generate, crank out, turn out; informal churn out …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • grind out — verb To produce something with ease, as if it is a chore. Syn: churn out …   Wiktionary

  • grind out — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. create, manufacture, compose; see produce 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • grind — ► VERB (past and past part. ground) 1) reduce to small particles or powder by crushing. 2) sharpen, smooth, or produce by crushing or friction. 3) rub together or move gratingly. 4) (grind down) wear (someone) down with harsh treatment. 5) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • grind — [grīnd] vt. ground, grinding [ME grinden < OE grindan < IE * ghrendh < base * ghren , to rub away, pulverize > GROUND1] 1. a) to crush into bits or fine particles between two hard surfaces; pulverize b) to chop into small pieces or… …   English World dictionary

  • grind — grind1 [graınd] v past tense and past participle ground [graund] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(into small pieces)¦ 2¦(smooth/sharp)¦ 3¦(press)¦ 4 grind your teeth 5 grind to a halt Phrasal verbs  grind somebody<=>down  grind on  grind something<=>out… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grind — [[t]gra͟ɪnd[/t]] grinds, grinding, ground 1) VERB If you grind a substance such as corn, you crush it between two hard surfaces or with a machine until it becomes a fine powder. [V n] Store the peppercorns in an airtight container and grind the… …   English dictionary

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