"grinds" in the noun sense
1. swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb
an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
"a coarse grind of coffee"
3. drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork
hard monotonous routine work
4. grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation
the act of grinding to a powder or dust
"grinds" in the verb sense
1. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind
press or grind with a crushing noise
2. grate, grind
make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
"grate one's teeth in anger"
3. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
"She was digging away at her math homework"
"Lexicographers drudge all day long"
dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
5. grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute
reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
"grind the spices in a mortar"
"mash the garlic"
created by grinding
"grind designs into the glass bowl"
shape or form by grinding
"grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
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