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 grinded
If I hadn't come to the mill the miller would never have grinded me!It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
He foamed, he grinned, he grinded the remnants of his teeth; and swore that Stuart was at the bottom of the whole plot.The Heroine|Eaton Stannard Barrett
When grinded dry, it has to be afterwards mixed with water, and well moulded up with the feet for a long time.
Hobbie grinded and gnashed his teeth, as, walking round the fastness, he could devise no means of making a forcible entry.The Black Dwarf|Sir Walter Scott
"Spare me," muttered Warwick, in a low voice, and between his grinded teeth.The Last Of The Barons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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