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grind

noun

1 grind

An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious.

synonyms: dweeb, nerd, swot, wonk.

Dutch: nerd



2 grind

The grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground.

3 grind

Hard monotonous routine work.

synonyms: donkeywork, drudgery, plodding.

Dutch: koeliewerk, monnikenwerk, slavenarbeid
Polish: harówka, orka, krwawica, katorga

4 grind

The act of grinding to a powder or dust.

synonyms: mill, pulverisation, pulverization.

verb

1 grind

Press or grind with a crushing noise.

synonyms: cranch, craunch, crunch.

Roget 331: rub, scratch, scrape, scrub, slide, fray, rasp, graze, curry, scour, polish, rub out, wear down, gnaw; ... show more

Roget 539: learn; acquire knowledge, gain knowledge, receive knowledge, take in knowledge, drink in knowledge, imbibe knowledge, pick up knowledge, gather knowledge, get knowledge, obtain knowledge, collect knowledge, glean knowledge, glean information, ... show more

Roget 253: be sharp etc. adj.; taper to a point; bristle with.    render sharp etc. adj.; sharpen, point, aculeate, whet, barb, spiculate, ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 907: be malevolent etc. adj.; bear spleen, harbor spleen, bear a grudge, harbor a grudge, bear malice; betray the cloven foot, show the cloven foot.    hurt etc. (physical pain) 378; ... show more

2 grind

Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together.

synonym: grate.

Dutch: irriteren, malen, schuren

3 grind

Work hard.

synonyms: dig, drudge, fag, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail.

Dutch: beulen, inspannen, ploegen, ploeteren, sappelen, sloven

4 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.

5 grind

Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading:
— Grind the spices in a mortar.

synonyms: bray, comminute, crunch, mash.

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

Dutch: malen, pureren, verbrijzelen

6 grind

Created by grinding.

7 grind

Shape or form by grinding.


Moby thesaurus: ablate, abrade, abrase, aculeate, acuminate, afflict, agonize, ail, application, atomize, badger, barb, bark, beast of burden, beat, beat down, beaten path, belch, bibliolater, bibliolatrist ... show more.

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