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grind

verb  us   /ɡrɑɪnd/

grind verb (CRUSH)

[T] (past tense and past participle ground  /ɡrɑʊnd/ ) to crush a substance between hard, moving surfaces into small pieces or a powder: Every morning I go to the kitchen and grind some coffee. Add a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.

grind verb (RUB)

[T] (past tense and past participle ground  /ɡrɑʊnd/ ) to rub an object against a hard surface in order to make it sharper, thinner, or smoother: Laborers grind and shape steel bars into decorative fences. [T] (past tense and past participle ground  /ɡrɑʊnd/ ) If you grind two sets of objects, you press and rub them together in a way that makes an unpleasant noise: Ursula grinds her teeth at night.

grind

noun [U]  us   /ɡrɑɪnd/ infml

grind noun [U] (ACTIVITY)

difficult or unpleasant activity that is tiring or repeated too often: Karen came to the hotel for a rest from the daily grind.
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