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 reground
Historical Examples of reground
Should tools be seriously blunted or broken they must be reground.Wood-Carving
The chisel must then be reground and a new bevel made on the oil-stone.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
They were frequently fed with bread made from old, worm-eaten ship biscuits, reground into meal and offensive to the smell.American Prisoners of the Revolution
They were going to cut across the fields to the village and leave their skates to be reground for the morrows contests.For the Honor of the School
Ralph Henry Barbour
If any difference of thickness is observed as the gauge moves round the edge, one or other of the surfaces must be reground.On Laboratory Arts
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