Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grind

4 senses of grind

Sense 1
swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb -- (an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious)
       => learner, scholar, assimilator -- (someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs)

Sense 2
grind -- (the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground; "a coarse grind of coffee")
       => degree, grade, level -- (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree")

Sense 3
drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork -- (hard monotonous routine work)
       => labor, labour, toil -- (productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill")

Sense 4
grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation -- (the act of grinding to a powder or dust)
       => crush, crunch, compaction -- (the act of crushing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb grind

7 senses of grind

Sense 1
crunch, cranch, craunch, grind -- (press or grind with a crushing noise)
       => press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")
          Phrasal Verb-> grind down#1

Sense 2
grate, grind -- (make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

Sense 3
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil -- (work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 4
grind -- (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)
       => dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe -- (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio")

Sense 5
grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute -- (reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

Sense 6
grind -- (created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 7
grind -- (shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")

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