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Synonyms for grind
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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweebnoun

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

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

  2. grindnoun

    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, donkeyworknoun

    hard monotonous routine work

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

  4. grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisationverb

    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, grindverb

    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, grindverb

    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, moilverb

    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. grindverb

    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, comminuteverb

    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. grindverb

    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. grindverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grindverb

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

  2. grindverb

    Synonyms:
    sharpen (by rubbing)

  3. grindverb

    Synonyms:
    grate, rub together

  4. grindverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grindnoun

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

  2. grindverb

    Synonyms:
    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. Nick Pivetta:

    It was a definite grind for me. The energy wasn’t really there, the team did an incredible job for me. It’s incredible how they come back like this.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    .....in this world, you'll come across many people who will oppose you, and try to grind you down. Do not let them upset you or shake your confidence even a tiny bit. You must learn to derive your confidence and strength from their opposition. Paradoxical as it may sound to you, but that's the reality. Their obstacles will make you passionate, far more than ever before. Your critics will make you wise, foes will make you smart, and haters will keep you alert at all times. The key is to transform their negativity into positivity for yourself. Good luck!

  3. Mathew Barzal:

    Both teams were playing hard, it’s tough for about 10 minutes and then it’s the playoffs, so you turn the page. We know there’s a lot of good things tonight to build off of, so we’re excited. We’ve been in this situation before against Pittsburgh, so we’re just going to grind.

  4. 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.

  5. Jay Hahn:

    Many Korean players, the way they use their bodies, they grind out their joints, they are worn out mentally and physically, they have practiced so much since they were young and are so devoted and hard working, it's like they reach their golfing capacity or limit too early, too young.


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