Definition of grind :
1. A hard student; a dig.
2. Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study.
3. The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
4. To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.
5. To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
6. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
7. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
8. To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination.
9. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.
10. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones.
11. To study hard for examination.
12. To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.
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chafe (part of speech: verb)
smooth (part of speech: verb)
- It would have spoiled you and sent you back just like every other young lady the schools grind out." - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
- He came, and began to mow: he swung the scythe once, and a second time, and it grew dull and would not cut,- it was necessary to grind it. - "Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales", Leo Tolstoy.
- That man can lift you out of the grind. - "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.