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From Middle English grinden, from Old English grindan, (cognate with Dutch grinden (obsolete, "to grind") grind (“gravel, shingle”), from Proto-Germanic *grindaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ghrendh- (“crushing”).
- To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.
- To shape with the force of friction.
- grind a lens
- grind an axe
- (metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
- To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.
- This corn grinds well.
- Steel grinds to a sharp edge.
- To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
- (sports) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
- To oppress, hold down or weaken.
- (slang) To rotate the hips erotically.
- (slang) To dance in a sexually suggestive way with both partners in very close proximity, often pressed against each other.
- (video games) To repeat a task a great multitude of times in a row to achieve a specific goal.
- To produce mechanically and repetitively as if by turning a crank.
- To instill through repetitive teaching.
- Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.
- (slang, Hawaii) To eat.
- Eh, brah, let's go grind.
- (slang) To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Farrar to this entry?)
- In the sports and video game senses, the past participle and past tense form grinded is often used instead of the irregular form ground.
- Historically, there also existed a past participle form grounden, but it is now archaic or obsolete.
- When used to denote sexually suggestive dancing between two partners, the past participle and past tense form grinded is almost always used.
- Strong conjugation
|present||I grind||we grind||I am grinding||we are grinding||I have ground||we have ground||I have been grinding||we have been grinding|
|you grind||you grind||you are grinding||you are grinding||you have ground||you have ground||you have been grinding||you have been grinding|
|he grinds||they grind||he is grinding||they are grinding||he has ground||they have ground||he has been grinding||they have been grinding|
|past||I ground||we ground||I was grinding||we were grinding||I had ground||we had ground||I had been grinding||we had been grinding|
|you ground||you ground||you were grinding||you were grinding||you had ground||you had ground||you had been grinding||you had been grinding|
|he ground||they ground||he was grinding||they were grinding||he had ground||they had ground||he had been grinding||they had been grinding|
|future||I will grind||we will grind||I will be grinding||we will be grinding||I will have ground||we will have ground||I will have been grinding||we will have been grinding|
|you will grind||you will grind||you will be grinding||you will be grinding||you will have ground||you will have ground||you will have been grinding||you will have been grinding|
|he will grind||they will grind||he will be grinding||they will be grinding||he will have ground||they will have ground||he will have been grinding||they will have been grinding|
|conditional||I would grind||we would grind||I would be grinding||we would be grinding||I would have ground||we would have ground||I would have been grinding||we would have been grinding|
|you would grind||you would grind||you would be grinding||you would be grinding||you would have ground||you would have ground||you would have been grinding||you would have been grinding|
|he would grind||they would grind||he would be grinding||they would be grinding||he would have ground||they would have ground||he would have been grinding||they would have been grinding|
- Weak conjugation
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grind (plural grinds)
- The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
- Something that has been reduced to powder, something that has been ground.
- 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.
- (archaic, slang) One who studies hard; a swot.
- Grindcore (subgenre of heavy metal)
grind (plural grinds)
grind n (uncountable)
Germanic, perhaps from the above root as a crusty rash
grind n (uncountable)
- schurft m, f, n
- 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
grind f, m (definite singular grinda or grinden, indefinite plural grinder, definite plural grindene)(Bokmål)
grind f (definite singular grinda, indefinite plural grinder, definite plural grindene)(Nynorsk)