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Synonyms for grind
graɪnd

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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

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

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

    hard monotonous routine work

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grind

    Synonyms:
    bind, chafe, slide, slip, stand, stick

    Antonyms:
    revolve, roll, rotate, turn

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grind

    Synonyms:
    crush, pulverize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grind(v. a.)

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

  2. grind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharpen (by rubbing)

  3. grind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    grate, rub together

  4. grind(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grind(n)

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

  2. grind(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    milling, crush, refinish

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How to use grind in a sentence?

  1. Gen. Joseph Stilwell:

    Illegitimis non carborundum.Lat., Don't let the bastards grind you down.

  2. Roger Federer:

    Quality is more important than quantity. Whereas when you're younger you got to put in the hours, you got to put in the work, doesn't matter if you're tired, all these things, you just got to get through it, get match tough, go through the grind.

  3. Jeff Van Gundy:

    I just don't think Cleveland has the firepower to win shootuts, so it's going to have to be grind-it-out games where the tempo is controlled and to do that you have got to have smart, tough guys on the floor.

  4. Eli Bremer:

    And Eli Bremer decided that Eli Bremer was just going to lord it over me and try to spike the football and grind my face in it and say,' No, you are going to break the law because I'm a sitting congressman,'.

  5. Loretta Lynch:

    To ask me to have my FBI director or other members of the administration make personal guarantees would effectively grind the program to a halt.


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