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1. grind

verb. ['ˈgraɪnd'] press or grind with a crushing noise.

Synonyms

  • crunch
  • cranch
  • press

Antonyms

  • crookedness
  • straightness
  • ill health
  • unfitness

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Grind

  • disinclined
  • unconfined
  • intertwined
  • unrefined
  • undermined
  • undefined
  • redesigned
  • redefined
  • reclined
  • reassigned
  • realigned
  • mankind
  • inclined
  • gschwind
  • entwined
  • enshrined
  • declined
  • consigned
  • confined
  • combined
  • unwind
  • unsigned
  • unlined
  • unkind
  • resigned
  • remind
  • refined
  • maligned
  • elkind
  • designed

How do you pronounce grind?

Pronounce grind as graɪnd.

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Example sentences of the word grind


1. Verb, base form
Grow some corn and wheat for yourself, and grind some for the animals.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Set the grind selector to the maximum.

Quotes containing the word grind


1. Don't let the bastards grind you down.
- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

2. I'm about to get my grind on. My coffee grind. Like a true hustler.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. grind

verb. ['ˈgraɪnd'] make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together.

Synonyms

  • rub
  • chew
  • fragmentize
  • gnash
  • fragment
  • manducate
  • jaw
  • fragmentise
  • grate
  • masticate

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • dullness
  • angularity
  • roundness

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. grind

verb. ['ˈgraɪnd'] work hard.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • toil
  • labour
  • do work
  • fag
  • moil
  • work
  • travail
  • drudge

Antonyms

  • raise
  • uneven
  • unequal
  • unsteady

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. grind

verb. ['ˈgraɪnd'] 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.

Synonyms

  • dance
  • trip the light fantastic

Antonyms

  • moderation
  • low
  • mild

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. grind

verb. ['ˈgraɪnd'] reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading.

Synonyms

  • bray
  • fragmentize
  • pestle
  • fragment
  • crunch
  • pulp
  • mash
  • comminute
  • fragmentise
  • mill

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • stay
  • stay in place
  • recede

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. grind

noun. ['ˈgraɪnd'] the act of grinding to a powder or dust.

Synonyms

  • crunch
  • crush
  • compaction
  • pulverization
  • mill

Antonyms

  • begin
  • assemble
  • cry
  • integrate

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. grind

noun. ['ˈgraɪnd'] hard monotonous routine work.

Synonyms

  • toil
  • labour
  • donkeywork
  • plodding
  • drudgery

Antonyms

  • praise
  • decompression
  • stand still
  • refresh

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. grind

verb. ['ˈgraɪnd'] shape or form by grinding.

Synonyms

  • forge
  • shape
  • work
  • mould
  • form

Antonyms

  • antitype
  • plural
  • singular
  • inability

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. grind

noun. ['ˈgraɪnd'] the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground.

Synonyms

  • level
  • grade

Antonyms

  • idle
  • inactivity
  • fail

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. grind

noun. ['ˈgraɪnd'] an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious.

Synonyms

  • wonk
  • learner
  • dweeb
  • assimilator
  • scholar
  • nerd

Antonyms

  • specialist
  • lose
  • hate
  • effortless

Etymology

  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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