grind

  1. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

    Synonyms : bray, comminute, crunch, mash
    Type Of : break up, fragmentise, fragmentize, fragment
    Examples :
    • grind the spices in a mortar
  2. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

    Synonyms : grate
    Type Of : break up, fragmentise, fragment, fragmentize
  3. hard monotonous routine work

    Synonyms : donkeywork, drudgery, plodding
    Type Of : toil, labor, labour
  4. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

    Synonyms : dweeb, nerd, swot, wonk
    Type Of : assimilator, scholar, learner
  5. the act of grinding to a powder or dust

    Synonyms : mill, pulverisation, pulverization
    Type Of : compaction, crunch, crush
  6. work hard

    Synonyms : dig, drudge, fag, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail
    Type Of : work, do work
  7. press or grind with a crushing noise

    Synonyms : cranch, craunch, crunch
    Type Of : press
  8. created by grinding

    Type Of : create, make
    Examples :
    • grind designs into the glass bowl
  9. dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

    Type Of : trip the light fantastic, dance, trip the light fantastic toe
  10. shape or form by grinding

    Type Of : mold, work, mould, shape, forge, form
    Examples :
    • grind lenses for glasses and cameras
  11. the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

    Type Of : grade, level, degree
    Examples :
    • a coarse grind of coffee