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.
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Example sentences from the Web for grind
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
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|Danske Dandridge
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|Richard Threlfall
Should tools be seriously blunted or broken they must be reground.Wood-Carving|George Jack
The chisel must then be reground and a new bevel made on the oil-stone.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for grind
verb grinds, grinding or ground
Derived forms of grindgrindingly, adverb
Word Origin for grind
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