(see usage notes below
To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.
To shape with the force of friction.
- grind a lens
(metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.
- grind an axe
- This corn grinds well.
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.
- Steel grinds to a sharp edge.
(slang, Hawaii) To eat.
- Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.
(slang) To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.
- Eh, brah, let's go grind .
* 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.
* bump and grind
* have an axe to grind
The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
A tedious task.
- This bag contains espresso grind .
A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.
(archaic, slang) One who studies hard; a swot.
(subgenre of heavy metal)
- This homework is a grind .
From (etyl) .
(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.
From (etyl) gril, .
harsh, rough, severe; cruel
1655, from (etyl) gril, from (etyl), from (etyl) . Related to (l), (l).
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.
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.
- 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.
(lb) A type of jewelry worn on the front teeth.
The front teeth regarded collectively.
Food cooked on a grill.
Humorous misspelling of
* mixed grill
To cook food on a grill; to barbecue.
(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.
- Why don't we get together Saturday and grill some burgers?
- The police grilled him about his movements at the time of the crime.
* See also