There are 2 translations of grind in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /graɪnd/

vt (past & past p ground)

  • 1.1 [pepper/wheat] moler*; (in mortar) moler*, machacar*, triturar; [meat] (AmE) moler* or (Esp, RPl) picar*; [crystals/ore] pulverizar*
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    • If the root is ground to a powder, as some growers do, it is then boiled to extract the liquorice essence.
    • With so many Mexican items in stores across the US, you can make your own chili powder by grinding your own spices.
    • The bark is ground to an off-white powder that has a sweet taste and a pinelike odor.
    1.2 [lens/mirror] pulir; [knife/blade] afilar
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    • The large upright stone also bears the marks of where new adze heads were ground and sharpened.
    • After cooling slowly, the piece is then ground to remove excess enamel, and polished.
    • Some people actually shave or grind down parts of their skates so that they can fit larger wheels.
    1.3to grind sth into sth he ground the cigarette end into the carpet incrustó or aplastó la colilla en la alfombra to grind the faces of the poor into the dust [literario/literary] oprimir a los pobres 1.4 [Dent] to grind one's teeth bruxar

vi (past & past p ground)

  • 1 (move with friction) rechinar, chirriar* the wheels of bureaucracy grind very slowly las cosas de palacio van despacio the talks ground on for weeks las conversaciones continuaron a trancas y barrancas durante varias semanas to grind to a halt o standstill the truck ground to a halt el camión se detuvo con gran chirrido de frenos the negotiations have ground to a halt las negociaciones se han estancado, las negociaciones han llegado a un punto muerto
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    • Remember, the wheels of the justice system can grind very slowly, at least in the US.
    • The justice system grinds slowly and gets off to many a false start, but it ends up triumphant.
    • He can then grind slowly westwards, picking up centres as the rest fight amongst themselves.

Phrasal verbs

grind down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (polish) pulir 1.2 (oppress) oprimir don't let them grind you down! ¡no te dejes avasallar!

grind out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[pejorative/peyorativo] tocar* (mecánicamente)

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There are 2 translations of grind in Spanish:



  • 1.1 (drudgery) [colloquial/familiar] (no pl) trabajo (m) pesado, rollo (m) [familiar/colloquial], paliza (f) [familiar/colloquial] back to the daily grind! ¡de vuelta al yugo!
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    • It's like taking a step away from the daily grind, the hard slog, the trials and the tribulations so you can focus on nothing but having fun for three whole days.
    • Each worker has a tale of hard work, staff shortages and the daily grind to survive.
    • Others ditch the daily grind for a slower-paced life.
    1.2 (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] (over-conscientious worker) she's the office grind es la niña aplicada de la oficina [irónico/ironical]
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    • About 1957, MIT undergraduates began referring to ‘gnurds,’ studious grinds, especially in science and engineering.
    • She is an insufferably sensible young woman — a grind at school, hiding behind thick glasses and inside bulky cardigans.
    • You sound like a total grind. Like you never skipped a class the day after a party.
    1.3 (IrE) [Educ] (private classes) clases (fpl) particulares
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    • Expensive grinds and extra tutorial classes also feature in today's lifestyle of even the youngest students.
    • The rich can afford to send their children to fee-paying schools and then top that up with grinds to get them into the best courses.
    • If even half of Leaving Cert students were paying for grinds at this rate of €45 per hour, it would make the industry worth €50 million a year.

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