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English noun: grind

1. grind (person) an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious


Synonymsdweeb, nerd, swot, wonk


Broader (hypernym)assimilator, learner, scholar

2. grind (attribute) the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground


SamplesA coarse grind of coffee.


Broader (hypernym)degree, grade, level

3. grind (act) hard monotonous routine work


Synonymsdonkeywork, drudgery, plodding


Broader (hypernym)labor, labour, toil

4. grind (act) the act of grinding to a powder or dust


Synonymsmill, pulverisation, pulverization


Broader (hypernym)compaction, crunch, crush


English verb: grind

1. grind (contact) press or grind with a crushing noise


Synonymscranch, craunch, crunch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)press

2. grind (contact) make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together


SamplesGrate one's teeth in anger.


Synonymsgrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize


Narrower (hyponym)chew, gnash, jaw, manducate, masticate


Entailrub

3. grind (social) work hard


SamplesShe was digging away at her math homework.
Lexicographers drudge all day long.


Synonymsdig, drudge, fag, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)do work, work

4. grind (motion) 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


ExamplesThey grind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

5. grind (change) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading


SamplesGrind the spices in a mortar.
Mash the garlic.


Synonymsbray, comminute, crunch, mash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize


Narrower (hyponym)mill, pestle, pulp

6. grind (creation) created by grinding


SamplesGrind designs into the glass bowl.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make

7. grind (creation) shape or form by grinding


SamplesGrind lenses for glasses and cameras.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work









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