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  1. grindsnoun

    tutoring; extra lessons in a specific subject outside of school hours. Grinds are often given by private individuals or firms, and might not be provided by the school.


  1. Grinds

    In Ireland, grinds are private tuition; a major industry in Ireland, particularly at secondary school level. In 2012, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners launched an investigation into a perceived failure of some teachers to declare extra income from giving grinds for tax purposes. The teachers' union ASTI denied that this is a widespread problem. Some schools such as Ashfield College, Bruce College, Institute of Education, Leinster Senior College, and Yeats College which offer the Leaving Certificate as a single year (repeat) course are called grind schools. A study in 2020 indicated the students from Irish-speaking post primary schools and grind schools had strong chances to progressing to further education but were significantly less likely to finish their course or achieve a 2:1 degree or greater compared to students from secondary schools.


  1. Grinds

    In skateboarding, Grinds are tricks that involve the skateboarder sliding along an object using the trucks of a skateboard rather than the wheels. Grinds can be performed on any object narrow enough to fit between wheels and are often performed on the coping of a skate ramp, a purpose-built "grind box", step, ledge or horizontally-positioned pole. Grinding is damaging to materials which are not hardened for the specific purpose of the sport, as may be found in a skate park. The trucks are a composed of a hard metal without lubricant or bearings on the grinding surface, so they literally do grind on the objects they slide across. Grinding can strip paint off of steel and wear down the edges of concrete, stone, aluminum, and wood building materials. Grinding in public places may be seen as a form of vandalism and may cause skateboarding to be banned by business owners and city ordinances.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grinds in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grinds in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of grinds in a Sentence

  1. Dave Sim:

    Keep working your way through the maze. You'll know what it is when it happens, but you won't know until then. God grinds the axes he intends to use.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    As the partial government shutdown grinds on, help our lawmakers to open their hearts to your love and to surrender their desires to your purposes.

  3. Evan Bayh:

    With the challenges facing Indiana and our country, I can no longer sit on the sidelines and watch as partisan bickering grinds Washington to a halt.

  4. Gabe Kapler:

    He's a perfect guy at the top of the lineup because he grinds pitchers, he can help set the table, but also drives the ball from time to time.

  5. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.

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    relating to or involving money
    A motile
    B naiant
    C pecuniary
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