Grind Definition

grīnd
grinding, grinds, ground
verb
grinding, grinds, ground
To crush into bits or fine particles between two hard surfaces; pulverize.
Webster's New World
To be capable of being ground; undergo grinding.
Webster's New World
To chop into small pieces or fine particles by means of sharp metal blades.
To grind coffee beans.
Webster's New World
To sharpen, shape, or smooth by friction.
Webster's New World
To bear down on harshly; crush.
American Heritage
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noun
grinds
The act or operation of grinding.
Webster's New World
The degree of fineness of something ground into particles.
Webster's New World
A crunching or grinding noise.
American Heritage
A specific grade or degree of pulverization, as of coffee beans.
Drip grind.
American Heritage
Long, difficult, tedious work or study; drudgery.
Webster's New World
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To continually guess passwords by creating all possible character combinations and systematically attempting to gain access to a system or service until the right password is found. GSLB (general term): GSLB stands for Global Server Load Balancing and is a very widely used concept in the world of global Internet computing. Requests to popular Web services—such as search engines, news services, shopping sites, and auctioning sites—are examined for their origin and then directed to the least used or closest server. Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website. http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/documentation/hacking-dict.html.
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idiom
grind it out
  • To make a persistent effort in doing something that is difficult; work at something persistently.
American Heritage
grind out
  • to produce by steady or laborious, often uninspired, effort
Webster's New World
grind to a halt
  • to come gradually to a stop or to an end
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Grind

Noun

Singular:
grind
Plural:
grinds

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Grind

Origin of Grind

  • From Middle English grinden, from Old English grindan, (cognate with Dutch grind (“gravel, shingle”), from Proto-Germanic *grindaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ghrendh- (“crushing”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English grinden from Old English grindan ghrendh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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