- To make smaller by breaking with a device.
- To rotate the hips suggestively.
- (metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
- (sports) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
- (video games) To repeat a task in a MMORPG or role-playing video game in order to gain levels or items.
- (slang, Hawaii) To eat.
- Eh, brah, let's go grind.
- Often conjugated as a weak verb in sports parlance.
NounGrind (plural Grinds)
- A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
- This bag contains espresso grind.
- A tedious task.
- This homework is a grind.
- A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.
Verbs for Grind
abhor—; avoid—; coach—; detest—; en¬force—; labor on—; necessitate—; perform at—; plod at—; reduce to—; toil away at—; —crushes; —exacts; —harasses; —prepares; —oppresses; —sharpens; —torments; ——wearies; —wears down.
Synonyms for Grind
crush, oppress, harass, tire, worry, annoy, afflict, tyrannize, domineer, bully, inflict, dominate, override, overpower, trample, coerce, overcome, burden, overwhelm, abrade, polish, whet, grate, reduce, pulverize, sharpen, masticate.
Antonyms for Grind
lighten, relieve, help, succor, encourage, comfort, solace, assist, alleviate, diminish, mitigate, assuage, ameliorate, allay, soften, soothe, mollify, console, cheer, enliven, inspirit, refresh, roughen, blunt, dull.
ablate, abrade, abrase, aculeate, acuminate, afflict, agonize, ail, application, atomize, badger, barb, bark, beast of burden, beat, beat down, beaten path, belch, bibliolater, bibliolatrist, bibliomane, bibliomaniac, bibliophage, bibliophile, bibliophilist, bite, blare, blat, bone, boning, booklover, bookworm, brainwork, bray, break, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, brecciate, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bureaucracy, bureaucratism, burn, burr, buzz, cackle, castrate, caw, chafe, champ, chaw, chew, chew the cud, chew up, chinoiserie, chirr, chomp, chore, churn out, clamp down on, clang, clangor, clank, clash, coerce, comminute, compel, con, conning, contemplate, contemplation, contriturate, convulse, cow, cram, cramming, crash, craunch, croak, crucify, crumb, crumble, crump, crunch, crush, cuspidate, cut, cut to pieces, daily grind, daunt, demolish, despotize, diffuse, dig, dirty work, disintegrate, disperse, disrupt, distress, domineer, domineer over, donkeywork, drill, drudge, drudgery, edge, elucubrate, emery, employment, engrossment, enslave, erase, erode, examine, excruciate, exercise, exertion, extensive study, fag, failing student, fatigue, fester, file, fission, flour, fragment, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, galley slave, generate, give pain, gnash, gnaw, gnaw away, go over, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, graze, greasy grind, grind down, grind to powder, grinding, gripe, grit, groan, groove, growl, grub, grumble, gum, hack, hammer, hammer away, handiwork, handwork, harass, harrow, harry, headwork, hector, henpeck, hone, hound, hurt, ill-treat, industry, inflame, inflict pain, inspection, intimidate, irritate, jangle, jar, jog trot, keep down, keep under, kill by inches, labor, lacerate, levigate, lick, lick of work, lord it over, lucubrate, lucubration, make mincemeat of, maltreat, manual labor, martyr, martyrize, mash, masticate, mental labor, mill, mince, moil, mouth, muck, mugger, mumble, munch, nibble, nip, oilstone, oppress, overachiever, overawe, overbear, overmaster, override, pace, pain, peg, peg away, persecute, perusal, peruse, pestle, philobiblist, pierce, pinch, plague, plod, plodder, plug, plug along, plug away, plugging, plunge into, point, polish, pore over, pound, pound away, powder, practice, press heavy on, prick, produce, prolong the agony, pulverize, pumice, put to torture, rack, rankle, rasp, rat race, raze, read, reading, red tape, red-tapeism, reduce to powder, regard studiously, repress, reset, restudy, restudying, review, ride over, ride roughshod over, rote, round, routine, rub, rub away, rub off, rub out, ruminate, run, rut, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scatter, scour, scranch, scrape, scratch, scrub, scrunch, scuff, scut work, set, shard, sharpen, shatter, shiver, shred, skin, slave, slavery, slog, slogger, smash, smash up, smooth, snarl, snore, spadework, spiculate, splinter, spur, squash, squirrel cage, squish, stab, sting, strap, stroke, stroke of work, strop, study, studying, subdue, subject, subjugate, suppress, sweat, swot, swotter, swotting, taper, task, terrorize, tiresome work, toil, torment, torture, track, trample down, trample upon, travail, tread down, tread upon, treadmill, triturate, turn out, twang, tweak, twist, tyrannize, tyrannize over, underachiever, unman, vet, wade through, walk all over, walk over, wear, wear away, wear down, weigh heavy on, well-worn groove, whet, wide reading, work, work away, workhorse, wound, wring
- The translations below need to be checked.
Germanic, presumably from a hypothetic Middle Dutch form grinde, cognate with Anglo-saxon grindan (hence to grind, see above)
Germanic, perhaps from the above root as a crusty rash
- schurft m. and f.
- grindig (adjective)
The term is a Faroese invention. A school of pilot whales reminds of a framework (see grind above) in the sea, by swimming very close to each other. The Faroese term was loaned in many other languages; compare German Grindwal, Danish grindehval or Dutch griend. More likely the word is related to the English word ground and refers to the whales frequently being grounded or easily driven onto ground.
- A school of grindahvalur (pilot whales)
- The tvøst (meat) and spik (blubber) of the pilot whales
- The act of pilot whaling, grindadráp
- (figuratively) An unexpected meal
- IPA: /krɪnt/
- Rhymes: -ɪnt
Grind m. or f. (definite singular Grinda/Grinden; indefinite plural Grinder; definite plural Grindene)(Bokmål)
Grind f. (definite singular Grinda [Grindi]; indefinite plural Grinder; definite plural Grindene)(Nynorsk)
- “Grind” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary – Dokumentasjonsprosjektet.
- “Grind” in The Ordnett Dictionary