Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: grind
IPA transcription: [ɡɹ'aɪnd]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: crunch, cranch, craunch, grind
    Meaning: press or grind with a crushing noise
  • Synonyms: grate, grind
    Meaning: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
  • Synonyms: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
    Meaning: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
  • Synonyms: grind
    Meaning: 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: grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute
    Meaning: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
Usage examples
  • I'll be glad to get out of the grind for a while, I can tell you that.
  • 'Iron gate, iron gate,' cried the voice, growling like thunder, 'fall on him and grind him to powder.'
  • They can undermine such cliffs indeed, and then grind the fragments to powder, but their direct action is limited.
  • He would not work for old Becky,--who plainly showed her distrust,--saying: "A brave does not grind corn and bring wood; that is squaw's work.
  • But some preliminary vibrations could soon be felt over the boat's hull. I heard its plating grind against the limestone roughness of that coral base.
  • Many of the negroes of Africa, make it for themselves--burning the charcoal, gathering saltpetre from salt-pans, and buying the sulphur from trading caravans: they grind the materials on a stone.
  • We can't grind all the time and you ladies don't seem to mind taking a turn at the two latter "branches" you mention,' returned Dolly, with a glance at George which plainly said, 'I had her there.'
  • To have coffee in perfection, it should be roasted and ground just before it is used, and more should not be ground at a time than is wanted for immediate use, or, if it be necessary to grind more, it should be kept closed from the air.
  • Accordingly he calculated out their proper curves, just as Descartes had also done, and then proceeded to grind them as near as he could to those figures. But the images did not please him; they were always blurred and rather indistinct.
  • The women spin the wool; the men grind the grain, make the bread, or practise, in the interest of the seignior, what little they know of the industrial arts. The master punishes them when he chooses, kills them with impunity, and sells them and theirs like so many cattle.