Grind vs Toll - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between grind and toll
is that grind
is while toll
is custom (duty collected at the borders).
(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) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), (m), .
Alternate etymology derives (etyl) (m), from .
Loss or damage incurred through a disaster.
A fee paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, etc.
(label) A fee for using any kind of material processing service.
(label) A tollbooth.
A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
* death toll
* toll road
* toll bridge
* toll booth
(label) To impose a fee for the use of.
(label) To levy a toll on (someone or something).
(label) To take as a toll.
To pay a toll or tallage.
Probably the same as Etymology 3. Possibly related to or influenced by (toil)
The act or sound of tolling
(label) To ring (a bell) slowly and repeatedly.
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(label) To summon by ringing a bell.
(label) To announce by tolling.
From (etyl) (m), (m), variation of (m), .
* tole, toal
To draw; pull; tug; drag.
(label) To tear in pieces.
(label) To draw; entice; invite; allure.
(label) To lure with bait (especially, fish and animals).
* (to lure animals) , lure
From (etyl) .
To take away; to vacate; to annul.
(label) To suspend.