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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.

Synonyms:

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