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.
Origin of grind
Synonyms for grind
Examples from the Web for regrind
Historical Examples of regrind
If it does not glide along easily, if it attacks the copper and catches in it, you must regrind it.A Treatise on Etching
Should there be some such defect, steps should be taken to regrind the valve to its seat at the first opportunity.Steam Turbines
Hubert E. Collins
When they're fine steel, that's foolish; but we might be allowed to rub off the rust and regrind them.Harding of Allenwood
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