- reduce (something) to small particles or powder by crushing it；sharpen, smooth, or produce (something) by crushing or by friction
- a crushing or grating sound or motion；the size of ground particles
verb: grind, 3rd person present: grinds, gerund or present participle: grinding, past tense: ground, past participle: ground
noun: grind, plural noun: grinds
- 1. reduce (something) to small particles or powder by crushing it grind some black pepper over the salad she ground up the rice prior to boiling 同義詞
- ▪ sharpen, smooth, or produce (something) by crushing or by friction power from a waterwheel was used to grind cutlery 同義詞
- ▪ operate (a mill or machine) by turning the handle she was grinding a coffee mill
- ▪ (of a mill or machine) work with a crushing action the old mill was grinding again
- 2. rub or cause to rub together gratingly mountain ranges developed along fault lines where tectonic plates ground against one another he keeps me awake at night, grinding his teeth 同義詞
- ▪ move noisily and laboriously the truck was grinding slowly up the hill 同義詞
- 3. informal (of a dancer) gyrate the hips erotically there were sweaty bodies everywhere bumping and grinding to the music
- ▪ British vulgar slang, dated have sex.
- 1. a crushing or grating sound or motion the crunch and grind of bulldozers the slow grind of the US legal system
- ▪ the size of ground particles only the right grind gives you all the fine flavour
- 2. hard dull work relief from the daily grind
- ▪ US informal an excessively hard-working student.
- ▪ Irish a private tuition class experienced teacher offers grinds in Maths and Irish, to all levels
- 3. informal a dancer's erotic gyration of the hips a bump and grind
- ▪ British vulgar slang, dated an act or instance of having sex.