Translation of grind in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle ground
moler(meat) (American English)
moler or (Spain) (River Plate area) picar(crystals/ore)
- 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.
- 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.
- 3to grind something
intosomethinghe ground the cigarette end into the carpetincrustó or aplastó la colilla en la alfombrato grind the faces of the poor into the dust [literary]oprimir a los pobres
intransitive verb past tense & past participle ground
- 1 (move with friction) the wheels of bureaucracy grind very slowly the talks ground on for weekslas conversaciones continuaron a trancas y barrancas durante varias semanasto grind to a halt o standstillthe truck ground to a haltel camión se detuvo con gran chirrido de frenosthe negotiations have ground to a haltlas negociaciones se han estancado
las negociaciones han llegado a un punto muertoExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (study hard) [colloquial]estudiar mucho
darle duro al estudio (especially Latin America)
empollar (Spain) [colloquial]
tragar (River Plate area) [colloquial]
matearse (Chile) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Although the video did have a lot of ‘bloke appeal’, with the singer and her dancers grinding and gyrating from start to finish, I got the impression that it was all her idea.
- Jack knew that Angela wasn't the type of girl to grind while dancing, and he doubted whether she knew how to.
- Jude glanced around, seeing Andy grinding with some girl who was not Claudia.
- 1 (drudgery) [colloquial] (no plural) back to the daily grind!¡de vuelta al yugo!Example sentences
- 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.
- 2 (American English) [colloquial] (over-conscientious worker)she's the office grindes la niña aplicada de la oficina [ironic]Example sentences
- 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.
- 3(Irish English) (private classes) clases (feminine plural) particularesExample sentences
- 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.
- 1 (polish) 2 (oppress) don't let them grind you down!
¡no te dejes avasallar!
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