- 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.
Origin of grind
OTHER WORDS FROM grind
How to use grind in a sentence
As the months at home wear on, it’s easy to feel the grind of cooking for everyone at every meal.As stay-at-home restrictions rise, here are ways to cope|Washington Post Staff, Elizabeth Chang, Mari-Jane Williams, Becky Krystal, Kendra Nichols, Caitlin Moore, Stephanie Merry, Missy Rosenberg, Katherine Lee|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
If someone is eyeballing a downhill bike but says their favorite part of the ride is the uphill grind, that’s a significant indication about the rig that will make them happy.Your Brain Is Tricking You into Buying the Wrong Gear|Heather Hansman|November 24, 2020|Outside Online
It was always easier to say that the recovery will be a slow grind than to know the near-term trajectory.The Economy Won’t Be Back To Normal Until 2022 Or Later, According To Our Survey Of Economists|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|October 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The grind chamber is also made of a clearer plastic and is lit up so you can see the grinds better.Gear to make every day feel like National Coffee Day|PopSci Commerce Team|September 29, 2020|Popular-Science
With the AeroPress, you won’t find any grinds in your coffee and it is also super easy to clean up.Gear to make every day feel like National Coffee Day|PopSci Commerce Team|September 29, 2020|Popular-Science
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
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
If I hadn't come to the mill the miller would never have grinded me!It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
When grinded dry, it has to be afterwards mixed with water, and well moulded up with the feet for a long time.
British Dictionary definitions for grind
Derived forms of grindgrindingly, adverb
Word Origin for grind
Other Idioms and Phrases with grind
In addition to the idiom beginning with grind
- grind to a halt
- ax to grind
- mills of the gods grind slowly