grind (verb) past tense: ground LISTEN
Grind means ‘to reduce to small particles by pounding or crushing.’
- The butcher will grind beef for you if you ask.
- Each time she makes an espresso, the barista grinds coffee beans.
Grind also means ‘to sharpen or make smooth by friction.’
- The hardware store grinds knives.
- The optician ground the new lenses for her glasses.
the daily grind: routine. Example: “Wake up, go to work, come home, go to sleep; I’m stuck in the daily grind.”
grind out: to produce in a mechanical way. Example: “The mystery writer grinds out a new book twice a year.”
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