I. verb (ground; grinding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English grindan; akin to Latin frendere to crush, grind Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to reduce to powder or small fragments by friction (as in a mill or with the teeth) 2. to wear down, polish, or sharpen by friction <
grind an ax
3. a. oppress, harass b. to weaken or destroy gradually — usually used with down <
poverty ground her spirit down
4. a. to press together with a rotating motion <
grind the teeth
b. to rub or press harshly <
ground the cigarette out
5. to operate or produce by turning a crank <
grind a hand organ
intransitive verb 1. to perform the operation of grinding 2. to become pulverized, polished, or sharpened by friction 3. to move with difficulty or friction especially so as to make a grating noise <
gears grinding
4. drudge; especially to study hard <
grind for an exam
5. to rotate the hips in an erotic manner • grindingly adverb II. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. an act of grinding b. the sound of grinding 2. a. dreary, monotonous, or difficult labor, study, or routine b. one who works or studies excessively 3. the result of grinding; also material ground to a particular degree of fineness <
a drip grind of coffee
4. the act of rotating the hips in an erotic manner Synonyms: see work

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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