verb (used with object), ground or (Rare) grind·ed; grind·ing.
verb (used without object), ground or (Rare) grind·ed; grind·ing.
- to produce in a routine or mechanical way: to grind out magazine stories.
- to extinguish by rubbing the lighted end against a hard surface: to grind out a cigarette.
- grin and bear it,
- grin like a cheshire cat,
- grinch stole christmas, how the,
- grind house,
- grind in,
- grind on,
- grind rock,
- grind to a halt
Origin of grind
Examples from the Web for grind
But what if this war does eventually involve ground troops, and what if it does just grind on for years?
The daily grind of child-rearing and the stress of sharing responsibility seem to be a big part of it.
Those who propagate it are considered paranoids or activists with an axe to grind.Did Putin Blow Up the Whole Polish Government in 2010? A Second Look.|Will Cathcart|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Progress has somehow gone from an inspiring option to an individual mandate—a grim necessity we are obliged to grind out.Hunter S. Thompson Was Right About America: It’s Still Freaks vs. Fear|James Poulos|February 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But will he be willing to forsake his lucrative gig at Fox News to grind it out on the campaign trail?Who Does the GOP Really Have To Run Against Hillary in 2016?|Myra Adams|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the prison at Gaza the fallen chief was set to grind corn, to do the work of slaves.Judges and Ruth|Robert A. Watson
The men of the Commune shall be free to grind their corn, and bake their bread wherever they please.
Let us buy millstones and make him grind barley for us in this cellar.Khaled, A Tale of Arabia|F. Marion Crawford
I believe there will, Page, and if you don't mind following my lead, I'll tell you what subject to grind on.Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale|Burt L. Standish
Then take it out, grind well and wash it with vinegar, and dry it in the sun.De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
verb grinds, grinding or ground
Word Origin for grind
Old English grindan "to rub together, grate, scrape," forgrindan "destroy by crushing" (class III strong verb; past tense grand, past participle grunden), from Proto-Germanic *grindanan (cf. Dutch grenden), related to ground, from PIE *ghrendh- "to grind" (cf. Latin frendere "to gnash the teeth," Greek khondros "corn, grain," Lithuanian grendu "to scrape, scratch"). Meaning "to make smooth or sharp by friction" is from c.1300. Most other Germanic languages use a verb cognate with Latin molere (cf. Dutch malen, Old Norse mala, German mahlen).
late 12c., "gnashing the teeth," from grind (v.). The sense "steady, hard work" first recorded 1851 in college student slang (but cf. gerund-grinder, 1710); the meaning "hard-working student" is American English slang from 1864.
In addition to the idiom beginning with grind
- grind to a halt
- ax to grind
- mills of the gods grind slowly