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Synonyms of grind in English:


  • 1 grind the praline into a fine powder
    technical triturate, comminute
    archaic levigate, bray
  • 2 a knife being ground on a wheel
    sharpen, whet, make sharp/sharper, hone, file, strop;
    smooth, polish, sand, sandpaper
  • 3 one tectonic plate grinds against another
    rub, grate, scrape, rasp
  • 4 Mitch ground his teeth in fury
    gnash, grit
  • 5 a car grinding up the other side of the hill
    move laboriously, strain, struggle, drag oneself, fight one's way, labour;
    North American informal putter
  • Phrases

    grind someone down
    I've never let male colleagues grind me down
    oppress, persecute, tyrannize, suppress;
    afflict, maltreat, ill-treat, scourge;
    torture, torment, molest, harass, harry
    grind on
    the meeting ground on
    [Antonyms] race by, fly
    drag on, go on and on, plod on, pass slowly, move slowly, creep along, limp along, crawl, hang heavy, go at a snail's pace, wear on, go on too long;
    continue, carry on, go on, keep on, keep going, proceed
    grind something out
    a hack grinding out newspaper copy
    produce, generate, crank out, turn out


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  • teaching could be a grind
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