v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Ground ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grinding.]
Take the millstones, and grind meal.
- Is. xivii. 2.
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.
3.To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
To grind the subject or defraud the prince.
- Dryden.
4.To study hard for examination; - commonly used with away; as, to grind away at one's studies.
v. i.1.To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.
Send thee
Into the common prison, there to grind.
- Milton.
2.To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.
3.To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
4.To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
5.To perform hard and distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination.
n.1.The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
2.Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study.
3.A student that studies hard; a dig; a wonk.
Noun1.Grindgrind - an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively
Synonyms: dweeb, nerd, swot, wonk
2.grind - hard monotonous routine work
3.grind - the act of grinding to a powder or dust
Verb1.grind - press or grind with a crunching noise
Synonyms: cranch, craunch, crunch
2.grind - make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
Synonyms: grate
3.grind - reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
Synonyms: comminute, bray, mash, crunch
4.grind - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
5.grind - dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
1.GRIND - GRaphical INterpretive Display.

A graphics input language for the PDP-9.

["GRIND: A Language and Translator for Computer Graphics", A.P. Conn, Dartmouth, June 1969].
2.grind - (MIT and Berkeley) To prettify hardcopy of code, especially LISP code, by reindenting lines, printing keywords and comments in distinct fonts (if available), etc. This usage was associated with the MacLISP community and is now rare; prettyprint was and is the generic term for such operations.
3.grind - (Unix) To generate the formatted version of a document from the nroff, troff, TeX, or Scribe source.
4.grind - To run seemingly interminably, especially (but not necessarily) if performing some tedious and inherently useless task. Similar to crunch or grovel. Grinding has a connotation of using a lot of CPU time, but it is possible to grind a disk, network, etc.

See also hog.
5.grind - To make the whole system slow. "Troff really grinds a PDP-11."
6.grind - "grind grind" excl. Roughly, "Isn't the machine slow today!"
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Translate Grind to Spanish, Translate Grind to German, Translate Grind to French
Grimes' golden
Grimm's law
-- Grind --
grind away
grind crank
grind down
grind organ
grind out
grind to a halt
Grindelia robusta
Grindelia squarrosa
Grinder's asthma
Grinder's rot
Grindery warehouse
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