Grind vs Grill - What's the difference?

grind | grill |

As nouns the difference between grind and grill

is that grind is while grill is grill.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia grind)


(see usage notes below )
  • 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 in order to gain levels or items.
  • 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.
  • (Farrar)

    Usage notes

    * 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.

    Derived terms

    * bump and grind * have an axe to grind


    (en noun)
  • The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
  • 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.
  • (subgenre of heavy metal)
  • grill


    (wikipedia grill)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, Scotland, US) To make angry; provoke.
  • (transitive, chiefly, Scotland) To terrify; make tremble.
  • (intransitive, chiefly, Scotland) To tremble; shiver.
  • (intransitive, Northern England, Scotland) To snarl; snap.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) gril, .


  • harsh, rough, severe; cruel
  • Noun

  • harm
  • Etymology 3

    1655, from (etyl) gril, from (etyl), from (etyl) . Related to (l), (l).

    Alternative forms

    (wikipedia) * grille


    (en noun)
  • A rack; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids. Typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack.
  • *
  • The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  • On a vehicle, a slotted cover as above, to protect and hide the radiator, while admitting air to cool it.
  • A device comprising a source of radiant heat and a means of holding food near it, to cook it; a barbecue; a griddle.
  • (lb) A type of jewelry worn on the front teeth.
  • The front teeth regarded collectively.
  • Food cooked on a grill.
  • Humorous misspelling of
  • Derived terms
    * mixed grill * grilling


    (en verb)
  • To cook food on a grill; to barbecue.
  • Why don't we get together Saturday and grill some burgers?
  • (Australian, NZ, UK) To cook food under the element of a stove or only under the top element of an oven – (US) broil, (cooking) salamander.
  • (colloquial) To interrogate; to question aggressively or harshly.
  • The police grilled him about his movements at the time of the crime.
    * See also