grind


grind
01. I like this café. They [grind] their own coffee, so it's really fresh.
02. The waiter [ground] fresh pepper over my pasta dish.
03. We bought a coffee [grinder] for my mom for her birthday.
04. There's a frightening [grinding] sound coming from the engine of my car.
05. You should [grind] your knives; they're getting pretty dull.
06. It's been a real [grind] at work this month; overtime every day, and I even have to go in sometimes on weekends.
07. We [ground] down the ends of the metal, so they wouldn't be too sharp.
08. My very first semester at university was quite a [grind], but it's much better now.
09. He put the meat from the bear he shot through a [grinder] to make sausage.
10. He [ground] the block of dry paint into a fine powder.
11. Historians believe the windmill originated in Iran around 1400 years ago and was used to [grind] grain.
12. Birds chew with their stomach; they swallow small rocks to [grind] up their food because they don't have teeth.
13. The dentist told me I've been [grinding] my teeth at night, and it could cause me problems in the future.
14. In Baghdad in the ninth century, oregano was [ground] up and used as a food preservative.
15. Oliver Wendell Holmes once suggested that society is always trying in some way to [grind] us down to a single flat surface.

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  • Grind — »Schorf, Kruste« (bei ‹Kopf›hauterkrankungen): Mhd. grint »Ausschlag; Schorf; Kopfgrind; Kopf«, ahd. grint »Ausschlag; Schorf«, mnd. grint »grobkörniger Sand; grobes Mehl«, niederl. grind »Kies; Grieß« stellen sich zu einem im germ. Sprachbereich …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • grind — ► VERB (past and past part. ground) 1) reduce to small particles or powder by crushing. 2) sharpen, smooth, or produce by crushing or friction. 3) rub together or move gratingly. 4) (grind down) wear (someone) down with harsh treatment. 5) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • grind on — ˌgrind ˈon [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they grind on he/she/it grinds on present participle grinding on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grind — Grind, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ground}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grinding}.] [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. {Grist}.] 1. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grind — [grīnd] vt. ground, grinding [ME grinden < OE grindan < IE * ghrendh < base * ghren , to rub away, pulverize > GROUND1] 1. a) to crush into bits or fine particles between two hard surfaces; pulverize b) to chop into small pieces or… …   English World dictionary

  • grind — GRIND, grinduri, s.n. Mică ridicătură de teren de formă alungită, care rezultă din depunerile aluvionare ale unei ape curgătoare sau ale mării. – Din sl. grenddu. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  GRIND s. (geogr.) grădişte, (reg.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Grind — bezeichnet: die verkrustete Bedeckung einer Wunde, siehe Exsudat (Medizin) die Hauterkrankung Impetigo contagiosa (Grindflechte) volkstümlich das seborrhoische Ekzem bei Neugeborenen die Hirnschale eines Hirsches ehemalige Insel in der Zuiderzee… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grind — [n] tedious job chore, drudgery, groove*, grubwork*, hard work, labor, moil, pace, rote, routine, rut*, sweat*, task, toil, travail, treadmill*; concept 362 grind [v1] crush, pulverize abrade, atomize, attenuate, beat, bray, chop up, comminute,… …   New thesaurus

  • grind up — ˌgrind ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they grind up he/she/it grinds up present participle grinding up past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grind — Grind, v. i. 1. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones. [1913 Webster] Send thee Into the common prison, there to grind. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grind — grīnd vt, ground grau̇nd; grind·ing 1) to reduce to powder or small fragments by friction (as with the teeth) 2) to press together and move with a rotating or back and forth motion see BRUXISM …   Medical dictionary