Synonyms for 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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