Batter vs Grind - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between batter and grind

is that batter is a beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (eg pancakes, cake, or yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (eg fish) prior to frying or batter can be an incline on the outer face of a built wall or batter can be (baseball) the player attempting to hit the ball with a bat while grind is .

As a verb batter

is to hit or strike violently and repeatedly or batter can be (architecture) to slope (of walls, buildings etc).

batter

English

(wikipedia batter)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • to hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
  • He battered his wife with a walking stick.
  • to coat with batter (the food ingredient).
  • I prefer it when they batter the cod with breadcrumbs.
  • to defeat soundly; to thrash
  • Leeds United battered Charlton 7-0.
  • (UK, slang, usually in the passive) To intoxicate
  • That cocktails will batter you!
    I was battered last night on our pub crawl.
  • (metalworking) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A beaten mixture of flour and liquid (usually egg and milk), used for baking (e.g. pancakes, cake, or Yorkshire pudding) or to coat food (e.g. fish) prior to frying
  • To the dismay of his mother, the boy put his finger into the cake batter .
  • A binge, a heavy drinking session.
  • When he went on a batter , he became very violent.
  • A paste of clay or loam.
  • (Holland)
  • (printing) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
  • Etymology 3

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (architecture) To slope (of walls, buildings etc.).
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An incline on the outer face of a built wall.
  • Hydroseeding of unvegetated batters is planned.

    Etymology 4

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (baseball) The player attempting to hit the ball with a bat.
  • The first batter hit the ball into the corner for a double.
    Synonyms
    * (baseball) (l)

    Anagrams

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    grind

    English

    (wikipedia grind)

    Verb

    (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

    Noun

    (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)