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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

    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 for "grind":

    milling, crush, refinish

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How to use grind in a sentence?

  1. Peter Hiscock:

    This fragment is small, but it’s very distinctive, it has a smooth surface, a high polish, that doesn’t occur naturally. It doesn’t occur by accident. Someone has to sit and grind the edge in order to make an axe.

  2. Thomas Costerg:

    We think inflation will grind higher over the summer and open the door to a September rate hike. At the same time, low underlying inflation pressures mean the tightening cycle will only be gradual.

  3. Swede David Lingmerth:

    Today was a scrambling sort of day for me, i putted really well, chipped well round the greens, but wasn't able to strike the ball as well as I have been the last few months. It was a big grind today.

  4. Chis Paul:

    I told him I heard about his story and that grind is unbelievable, i told him, ‘Much respect.’ I mean, 10 years grinding in the G League, to finally get an opportunity and to play like that, it’s pretty special.

  5. Esty Dwek:

    Nonetheless, we believe that trade uncertainty and growth concerns will not vanish, so any reprieve on either subject will be welcome. We also believe that some earnings growth will be needed for equities to grind higher.

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