Synonyms of grind


1. swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb, learner, scholar, assimilator

usage: an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

2. grind, degree, grade, level

usage: the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground; "a coarse grind of coffee"

3. drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork, labor, labour, toil

usage: hard monotonous routine work

4. grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation, crush, crunch, compaction

usage: the act of grinding to a powder or dust


1. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind, press

usage: press or grind with a crushing noise

2. grate, grind, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

usage: 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, work, do work

usage: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

4. grind, dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

usage: 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, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

usage: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"

6. grind, make, create

usage: created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl"

7. grind, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

usage: shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

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