An example of to grind is using a mortar and pestle to turn cumin seeds into cumin powder.
Grinding for a test; grinding away at housework.
The factory grinds out a uniform product.
Grind the teeth.
Ground the truth into their heads.
The daily grind.
To grind one's teeth.
To grind a coffee mill.
This corn grinds well.
Steel grinds to a sharp edge.
Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.
A people ground down by tyranny.
- To make a persistent effort in doing something that is difficult; work at something persistently.
- to produce by steady or laborious, often uninspired, effort
- to come gradually to a stop or to an end
Origin of grind
- Middle English grinden from Old English grindan ghrendh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition