• IPA: /ˈɡɹaɪnd/,

grind (grinds, present participle grinding; past and past participle ground) (see usage notes below)

  1. (transitive) To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.
  2. (transitive) To shape with the force of friction.
    grind a lens; grind an axe
  3. (metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
  4. (intransitive) To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.
    This corn grinds well.
    Steel grinds to a sharp edge.
  5. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
  6. (sports, intransitive) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
  7. (transitive) To oppress, hold down or weaken.
  8. (slang, intransitive) To rotate the hips erotically.
  9. (slang) To dance in a sexually suggestive way with both partners in very close proximity, often pressed against each other.
  10. (video games, intransitive) To repeat a task a large number of times in a row to achieve a specific goal.
  11. (transitive) To operate by turning a crank.
    to grind an organ
  12. To produce mechanically and repetitively as if by turning a crank.
  13. (computing, dated) To automatically format and indent code.
  14. To instill through repetitive teaching.
    Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.
  15. (slang, Hawaii) To eat.
    Eh, brah, let's go grind.
  16. (intransitive, slang) To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.
  17. (transitive, slang) To annoy or irritate (a person); to grind one's gears.
Strong conjugation