grind

If you like to grind your own coffee beans, it means you prefer to buy whole beans, put them in an electric grinder, and pulverize them into tiny bits before you brew your coffee.

When you grind something, you mill or crush it into smaller pieces, the way you grind pepper or grind a grain into flour. Two things that rub up against each other also grind together, which is what your teeth do if you grind them in your sleep. Informally, grind also means boring, tedious work, often in the sense of "grind away" or "the daily grind." This sense of grind was invented in the 1800s as college slang.

Primary Meanings of grind

1.
vn
reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
the act of grinding to a powder or dust
2.
nv
hard monotonous routine work
work hard
3.
v
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
4.
n
an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
Full Definitions of grind
1

v reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

grind the spices in a mortar”
Synonyms:
bray, comminute, crunch, mash
Types:
pulp
reduce to pulp
pestle
grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar
mill
grind with a mill
Type of:
break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize
break or cause to break into pieces

v press or grind with a crushing noise

Synonyms:
cranch, craunch, crunch
Type of:
press
exert pressure or force to or upon

v created by grinding

grind designs into the glass bowl”
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v shape or form by grinding

grind lenses for glasses and cameras”
Type of:
forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function

v make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

Synonyms:
grate
Types:
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gnash
grind together, of teeth
chew, jaw, manducate, masticate
chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth
champ, chomp
chew noisily
champ
chafe at the bit, like horses
gum, mumble
grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
chaw
chew without swallowing
crunch, munch
chew noisily
gnaw
bite or chew on with the teeth
Type of:
break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize
break or cause to break into pieces

n the act of grinding to a powder or dust

Synonyms:
mill, pulverisation, pulverization
Type of:
compaction, crunch, crush
the act of crushing

n the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

“a coarse grind of coffee”
Type of:
degree, grade, level
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
2

n hard monotonous routine work

Synonyms:
donkeywork, drudgery, plodding
Type of:
labor, labour, toil
productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

v work hard

Synonyms:
dig, drudge, fag, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail
Type of:
do work, work
be employed
3

v 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

Type of:
dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
4

n an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

Synonyms:
dweeb, nerd, swot, wonk
Type of:
assimilator, learner, scholar
someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs

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