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British English: /ɡrʌɪnd/
American English: /ɡraɪnd/

Translation of grind in German:

transitive verb ground Pronunciation: / graʊnd /

  • 1 (reduce to small particles) See examples:grind [up]
    (Kaffee, Pfeffer, Getreide)
    grind something to dust/[a] powder/into flour etc.
    etwas zu Staub/[einem] Pulver/zu Mehl usw. zermahlen
  • 3
    (rub harshly)
    grind a cigarette end into the ground
    einen Zigarettenstummel austreten
    grind facts into pupils
    Schülern Fakten einhämmern
    grind dirt into something
    Schmutz in etwas Akk. treten
    grind one's teeth
  • 4
    (produce by grinding) (Mehl)
  • 5
    (turn, cause to work) (Leier)
    grind the coffee mill
    den Kaffee mahlen
    grind a barrel organ
    eine Drehorgel spielen
  • 6 [figurative] (oppress, harass) See examples:grind the faces of the poor
    die Armen [grausam] ausbeuten
    grinding poverty/tyranny
    erdrückende Armut/Tyrannei

intransitive verb ground

  • 1grind up the hill
    sich bergauf schleppen
  • 2
    (rub gratingly) on auf + Dat.
    bring something grinding to a halt
    etwas lahm legen
    grind to a halt, come to a grinding halt (Fahrzeug)
    quietschend zum Stehen kommen
    [figurative] (Verkehr)
    sich festfahren


  • [colloquial]
    the daily grind
    der alltägliche Trott

Phrasal verbs

grind away

transitive verb
intransitive verb [figurative]
hart arbeiten
at an + Dat.
(study) at Akk.

grind down

transitive verb 1
2 [figurative] (oppress)
(Tyrann, Regierung)
(Armut, Verantwortung)

grind in

transitive verb 1
(Mechanics) (Ventil)
2grind the dirt in
den Schmutz ein- od. festtreten
grind in facts [figurative]
Fakten einhämmern

grind on

intransitive verb
sich mühsam voranarbeiten

grind out

transitive verb
sich Dat. abquälen
(Verse, Melodie, Aufsatz)

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