Definitions for Grindgraɪnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
grindgraɪnd(v.; n.)ground, grind•ing
(v.t.)to wear, smooth, or sharpen by abrasion or friction; whet:
to grind a lens.
to reduce to fine particles, as by pounding or crushing; pulverize.
to oppress, torment, or crush:
ground by poverty.
to rub harshly or gratingly; grit:
to grind one's teeth.
to operate by turning a crank:
to grind a hand organ.
to produce by crushing or abrasion:
to grind flour.
(v.i.)to reduce something to fine particles.
to rub harshly; grate.
to be or become ground.
to be polished or sharpened by friction.
Informal. to work or study laboriously (often fol. by away).
(in a dance) to rotate the hips in a suggestive manner.
Category: Status (usage)
Ref: Compare bump (def. 9). 10
grind out, to produce in a routine or mechanical way. to extinguish (a cigarette) against a surface.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)the act of grinding.
a grinding sound.
a grade of particle fineness into which a substance is ground:
coffee available in various grinds.
Category: Common Vocabulary
laborious, usu. uninteresting work.
an excessively diligent student.
a dance movement in which the hips are rotated in a suggestive manner.
Category: Status (usage)
Ref: Compare bump (def. 16). 21
Origin of grind:
bef. 950; OE grindan; akin to Go grinda- ground up, L frendere to grind
swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb(noun)
an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
"a coarse grind of coffee"
drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork(noun)
hard monotonous routine work
grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation(verb)
the act of grinding to a powder or dust
crunch, cranch, craunch, grind(verb)
press or grind with a crushing noise
make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
"grate one's teeth in anger"
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)
"She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
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
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"
created by grinding
"grind designs into the glass bowl"
shape or form by grinding
"grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to crush sth between two surfaces until it becomes powder
They grind the wheat to make flour.
(of a knife) to sharpen by rubbing on a stone
to grind the blade
to suddenly stop
The project ground to a halt.
A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
This bag contains espresso grind.
A tedious task.
This homework is a grind.
A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.
To make smaller by breaking with a device.
To cause to rub together.
To rotate the hips suggestively.
To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
To repeat a task in a MMORPG or role-playing video game in order to gain levels or items.
Eh, brah, let's go grind.
Origin: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.
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
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
to oppress by severe exactions; to harass
to study hard for examination
to perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones
to become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well
to become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge
to move with much difficulty or friction; to grate
to perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination
the act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction
any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study
a hard student; a dig
The grind of a blade refers to the shape of the cross-section of the blade. It is distinct from the type of blade, though different tools and blades may have lent their name to a particular grind. Grinding involves removing significant portions of metal from the blade and is thus distinct from honing and polishing. It is notably done when first sharpening the blade or when a blade has been significantly damaged or abused A well maintained blade will need less frequent grinding than one which is not treated well. The terms edge angle and included angle can be important when talking about grinding. The edge angle is measured between the surface of an edge and a line running from the point of the cutting edge to the centre of the back edge. The included angle is the sum of the edge angles. All other things being equal, the smaller the included angle the sharper the blade and the easier it is to damage the edge. An appropriate grind will depend upon what the blade is to be used for and the material from which the blade is made. Knife manufacturers may offer the same model of knife with different grinds on the blade and owners of a blade may choose to reshape it as a different grind to obtain different blade properties. A trade off exists between a blade's ability to take an edge and its ability to keep an edge. Various grinds are easier to maintain than others or can provide a better shape over the life of the blade as the blade is worn away by repeated sharpening. In material science terms, harder steels take sharper edges, but are more brittle and hence chip more easily, while softer steels are tougher, and are used for knives such as cleavers which must be tough but do not require a sharp edge. In the range of hardnesses used for knives, the relationship between hardness and toughness is fairly complex and high hardness and high toughness are often possible at the same time.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [MIT and Berkeley; now rare] To prettify hardcopy of code, especially LISP code, by reindenting lines, printing keywords and comments in distinct fonts (if available), etc. This usage was associated with the MacLISP community and is now rare; prettyprint was and is the generic term for such operations. 2. [Unix] To generate the formatted version of a document from the troff, TeX, or Scribe source. 3. [common] To run seemingly interminably, esp. (but not necessarily) if performing some tedious and inherently useless task. Similar to crunch or grovel. Grinding has a connotation of using a lot of CPU time, but it is possible to grind a disk, network, etc. See also hog. 4. To make the whole system slow. “Troff really grinds a PDP-11.” 5. grind grind excl. Roughly, “Isn't the machine slow today!”
Translations for Grind
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to crush into powder or small pieces
This machine grinds coffee.
- maal, fynmaakAfrikaans
- moerPortuguese (BR)
- male; pulverisereDanish
- moler, triturar, picarSpanish
- آسیاب کردنFarsi
- moudre, broyerFrench
- mljeti, samljetiCroatian
- 갈아 가루로 만들다Korean
- malti, grūstiLithuanian
- malt; berzt (pulverī)Latvian
- (fin)male, knuse, kverneNorwegian
- mleć, ucieraćPolish
- آسیاب کردنPersian
- اوړه كول، ميدول، وړول، او ڼل: چيچلPashto
- a măcina, a râşniRomanian
- 磨碎Chinese (Trad.)
- 磨碎Chinese (Simp.)
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