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Synonyms for grind

Synonyms for grind

to break up into tiny particles

to rub together noisily

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to do tedious, laborious, and sometimes menial work

to study or work hard, especially when pressed for time

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to treat arbitrarily or cruelly

a habitual, laborious, often tiresome course of action

one who works or toils tirelessly

Synonyms for grind

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

the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

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hard monotonous routine work

the act of grinding to a powder or dust

press or grind with a crushing noise

make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

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

reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

created by grinding

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shape or form by grinding

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But someone did try to copy the key, he said, based on the fact that a part of the key is ground down.
At Edwards, officials believe the contamination came from an area where solid propellants were ground down.
Richard has strength of personality and tactical abilities, but his army of Franks and Britons are slowly being ground down by the heat, the need for raids to supply the army with food, and the obstacles of sand, spiders and disease.
With a year-round calendar, he says, "The kids feel less ground down, and the teachers feel more effective and energized.
Ground down by decades of civil war, then lashed by natural disasters from hurricanes to earthquakes, Central America's seven nations are emerging to the rough, new realities of global trade.
Carl Mainwaring made good ground down the right and his cross caused chaos in the 18-yard box.
attrition mills, suitable for unvulcanized rubber to be ground down to 500 microns.
The same technique permits old instruments to be ground down and recycled into new ones.
When the punch is sharpened, which reduces its height slightly, this shimming element is ground down by the same amount, so that both inserts and base level out accordingly.
Above all, Warhol's painting declares that the picturesque has been ground down to a formula reproduced at will and can thus no longer continue as a preten der to beauty's power.
The scribblers Who challenge the boundaries are ground down, Crayons retrieved from thrown, books taken away.
But they tend to speak from a point of view, whether it is conservative, liberal, or something in between; and the greater the force of their ideas, the more they resist being ground down to the bland, paradigmatic porridge that Friedan hopes to concoct.
In a typical manufacturing cycle using Lex equipment, raw materials are ground down or fragmented into an appropriate size for mixing.
Since it was porous, the concrete floor would have to be ground down several inches until no PCBs were detectable, or the floor would have to be sealed and the ground where foundry sand had been dumped would have to be excavated and tested.
Nothing I had seen anywhere compared to the way these skid trails had broken the thin organic soil mantle, leaving four-foot-deep channels ground down into the soft pumice.
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