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Synonyms for grind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb(noun)

    an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

    pulverization, donkeywork, pulverisation, wonk, nerd, plodding, mill, dweeb, drudgery, swot

  2. grind(noun)

    the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

    "a coarse grind of coffee"

    pulverization, donkeywork, pulverisation, wonk, nerd, plodding, mill, dweeb, drudgery, swot

  3. drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork(noun)

    hard monotonous routine work

    pulverization, donkeywork, pulverisation, wonk, plod, nerd, plodding, mill, dweeb, drudgery, swot

  4. grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation(verb)

    the act of grinding to a powder or dust

    drudgery, factory, plodding, nerd, dweeb, mill, manufacturing plant, powder, pulverization, grinder, swot, manufactory, milling machinery, wonk, donkeywork, pulverisation

  5. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind(verb)

    press or grind with a crushing noise

    dig, craunch, scranch, travail, cranch, labour, comminute, munch, crackle, grate, toil, bray, labor, crunch, mash, moil, scraunch, drudge

  6. grate, grind(verb)

    make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

    "grate one's teeth in anger"

    dig, craunch, travail, rankle, cranch, fret, eat into, labour, grate, toil, bray, labor, crunch, scrape, mash, comminute, moil, drudge

  7. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)

    work hard

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

    compass, comminute, tug, boil, roil, toil, dig, craunch, drudge, moil, dig up, tire, wear out, poke, cut into, crunch, churn, cranch, jab, grasp, weary, prod, jade, tire out, wear upon, fatigue, travail, delve, get the picture, drive, hollow, stab, apprehend, outwear, comprehend, turn over, excavate, labor, mash, wear down, savvy, push, grok, wear, bray, dig out, grate, fag out, labour

  8. grind(verb)

    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

    labour, dig, crunch, labor, craunch, drudge, mash, cranch, toil, grate, travail, bray, moil, comminute

  9. grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute(verb)

    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

    "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"

    flirt, craunch, crackle, dig, travail, squelch, cranch, dally, labour, coquet, chat up, romance, comminute, crush, coquette, scraunch, butterfly, scranch, squeeze, munch, grate, toil, bray, labor, crunch, hee-haw, mash, squash, moil, philander, drudge

  10. grind(verb)

    created by grinding

    "grind designs into the glass bowl"

    labour, dig, crunch, labor, craunch, drudge, mash, cranch, toil, grate, travail, bray, moil, comminute

  11. grind(verb)

    shape or form by grinding

    "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

    labour, dig, crunch, labor, craunch, drudge, mash, cranch, toil, grate, travail, bray, moil, comminute

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grind

    bind, chafe, slide, slip, stand, stick

    revolve, roll, rotate, turn

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grind

    crush, pulverize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grind(v. a.)

    triturate, pulverize, bruise, bray, CRAZE, comminute by attrition

  2. grind(v. a.)

    sharpen (by rubbing)

  3. grind(v. a.)

    grate, rub together

  4. grind(v. a.)

    oppress, harass, persecute, plague, trouble, afflict, be hard upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grind(n)

    grinding, pulverization, (Slang) drudgery, (Slang) dig

  2. grind(v)

    crush, powder, pulverize, comminute, bruise, bray, triturate, levigate, harass, persecute, oppress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grind":

    milling, crush, refinish

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How to use grind in a sentence?

  1. Michael Phelps:

    I mean I’ll go and swim from time to time just to kind of decompress and get away, but I don’t miss the grind of that. I mean, it’s probably easier than doing what I’m doing now, i would say training for the Olympics is easier than living a normal life where I’m outside of the pool most of the time.

  2. Princess Anne:

    When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth paw the ground and swish my tail --- none of which is easy.

  3. John Stephenson:

    I'm optimistic that we can grind higher. I don't think we can sail higher, but we can grind higher, i think the reason we will is because as long as the market still thinks the Fed will raise rates that's a very positive signal for markets.

  4. Abby Wambach:

    I feel like I'm coming along. I feel like I haven't been my very best playing self over the past year and a half, for different reasons. I think as you grow older you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill. Playing on turf makes it a little more difficult because it's more of a grind, so to speak, but I do know that come June I'll be my fittest and hopefully be playing my very best soccer.

  5. Vince Lombardi:

    I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline... I firmly believe that any man's finest hour-this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear--is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle -- victorious.

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