(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 .
One who grinds something, such as the teeth.
* 2010 , A. J. Larner, A Dictionary of Neurological Signs (page 68)
(anatomical) A molar.
A power tool with a spinning abrasive disc, used for , smoothing, and shaping materials, usually metal.
A sandwich made on a long, cylindrical roll.
- Masseter hypertrophy may become apparent in persistent grinders .
A kitchen gadget for processing coffee, herbs etc. into small or powdered pieces
The restless flycatcher (Seisura inquieta ) of Australia, which makes a noise like a scissors grinder.
- I am going to the deli to get a grinder for lunch.
The usage of grinder and related terms for sandwiches varies widely.
In the Philadelphia area, for example, a "grinder" is distinguished from a "hoagie" in that the grinder is toasted or baked, and usually lacks lettuce.
* (sandwich) submarine sandwich, sub, hoagie, torpedo, spuckie, hero, hero sandwich
* coffee grinder
* bench grinder
* angle grinder
* die grinder