Grind vs Toll - What's the difference?

grind | toll |

As nouns the difference between grind and toll

is that grind is while toll is custom (duty collected at the borders).



(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)
  • toll


    (wikipedia toll)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), (m), . Alternate etymology derives (etyl) (m), from .


    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms
    * death toll * toll road * toll bridge * toll booth * * tollgate



    (en verb)
  • (label) To impose a fee for the use of.
  • (label) To levy a toll on (someone or something).
  • * Shakespeare
  • (label) To take as a toll.
  • To pay a toll or tallage.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Etymology 2

    Probably the same as Etymology 3. Possibly related to or influenced by (toil)


    (en noun)
  • The act or sound of tolling
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To ring (a bell) slowly and repeatedly.
  • * , Episode 12, The Cyclops
  • (label) To summon by ringing a bell.
  • * Dryden
  • (label) To announce by tolling.
  • * Beattie
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), (m), variation of (m), .

    Alternative forms

    * tole, toal


    (en verb)
  • 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).
  • Synonyms
    * (to lure animals) , lure

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To take away; to vacate; to annul.
  • (label) To suspend.