- grind [grīnd]vt.ground, grinding [ME grinden < OE grindan < IE * ghrendh < base * ghren-, to rub away, pulverize > GROUND1]1.a) to crush into bits or fine particles between two hard surfaces; pulverizeb) to chop into small pieces or fine particles by means of sharp metal blades [to grind coffee beans]2. to afflict with cruelty, hardship, etc.; crush; oppress [a people ground by tyranny]3. to sharpen, shape, or smooth by friction4. to press down or together with a crushing, turning motion; rub harshly or gratingly [to grind one's teeth]5. to operate by turning the crank of [to grind a coffee mill]6. to make or produce by grindingvi.1. to perform the act of grinding something2. to be capable of being ground; undergo grinding3. to grate4. Informal to work or study hard and steadily☆ 5. Slang to move the hips in a circular motion, as in striptease dancingn.1. the act or operation of grinding2. the degree of fineness of something ground into particles3. long, difficult, tedious work or study; drudgery☆ 4. Informal a student who studies very hard☆ 5. Slang a circular movement of the hips made by or as by a striptease dancer——————grind outto produce by steady or laborious, often uninspired, effortgrindinglyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.