Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » G » Greylag Goose ... Griselinia Lucida

GRIND (ground)

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does grind mean? 

GRIND (noun)
  The noun GRIND has 3 senses:

1. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively
2. hard monotonous routine work
3. the act of grinding to a powder or dust

  Familiarity information: GRIND used as a noun is uncommon.


GRIND (verb)
  The verb GRIND has 7 senses:

1. press or grind with a crunching noise
2. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
3. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
4. work hard
5. dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
6. created by grinding
7. shape or form by grinding

  Familiarity information: GRIND used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRIND (noun)


Sense 1grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

wonk; swot; nerd; grind; dweeb

Hypernyms ("grind" is a kind of...):

assimilator; learner; scholar (someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs)


Sense 2grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hard monotonous routine work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

plodding; drudgery; donkeywork; grind

Hypernyms ("grind" is a kind of...):

labor; labour; toil (productive work (especially physical work done for wages))


Sense 3grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of grinding to a powder or dust

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

pulverisation; pulverization; grind; mill

Hypernyms ("grind" is a kind of...):

compaction; crunch; crush (the act of crushing)


GRIND (verb)


Sense 1grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Press or grind with a crunching noise

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cranch; craunch; grind; crunch

Hypernyms (to "grind" is one way to...):

press (exert pressure or force to or upon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Also:

grind down (rule a country as a tyrant)


Sense 2grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

grind; grate

Context example:

grate one's teeth in anger

Hypernyms (to "grind" is one way to...):

break up; fragment; fragmentise; fragmentize (break or cause to break into pieces)

"Grind" entails doing...:

rub (move over something with pressure)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "grind"):

gnash (grind together, of teeth)

chew; jaw; manducate; masticate (chew (food))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

comminute; bray; grind; mash; crunch

Context examples:

grind the spices in a mortar / mash the garlic

Hypernyms (to "grind" is one way to...):

break up; fragment; fragmentise; fragmentize (break or cause to break into pieces)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "grind"):

pulp (reduce to pulp)

pestle (grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar)

mill (grind with a mill)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work hard

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

toil; moil; labour; drudge; travail; labor; fag; dig; grind

Context examples:

She was digging away at her math homework / Lexicographers drudge all day long

Hypernyms (to "grind" is one way to...):

do work; work (be employed)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "grind" is one way to...):

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

They grind


Sense 6grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Created by grinding

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

grind designs into the glass bowl

Hypernyms (to "grind" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7grind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shape or form by grinding

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

grind lenses for glasses and cameras

Hypernyms (to "grind" is one way to...):

forge; form; mold; mould; shape; work (make something, usually for a specific function)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Don't trudge mud into the house of love." (English proverb)

"Each bird loves to hear himself sing." (Native American proverb, Arapaho)

"Only three things in life are certain birth, death and change." (Arabic proverb)

"Trust yourself and your horse." (Croatian proverb)

 GRIND: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 
» GRIND

Page delivered in 0.1382 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: