Translation of "grind" - English-Spanish dictionary

grind

verb uk /ɡraɪnd/ us /ɡrɑɪnd/ past tense and past participle ground

to make something change into powder by rubbing it between two hard things

moler
to grind coffee

to rub a blade against a hard surface to make it sharp

afilar

(Translation of “grind” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

grind

verb /ɡraind/ (past tense, past participle ground /ɡraund/)

to crush into powder or small pieces

moler, triturar, picar
Grind the spices in a pestle and mortar
This machine grinds coffee.

to rub together, usually producing an unpleasant noise

hacer rechinar, moler
He grinds his teeth.

to rub into or against something else

oprimir, clavar
He ground his heel into the earth.
grinder noun

a person or machine that grinds

molendero; afilador; moledora
a coffee grinder.
grinding adjective

with a sound of grinding

rechinante, chirriante
The train came to a grinding halt.

severe

absoluto
grinding poverty.
grindstone noun

a wheel-shaped stone against which knives are sharpened as it turns.

muela; piedra de afilar
grind down phrasal verb

to crush

oprimir, aplastar; destruir
She was ground down by poverty.
grind up phrasal verb

to grind into powder or small pieces

pulverizar, hacer polvo, triturar
This machine grinds up rocks.
keep (some)one’s nose to the grindstone

to (force someone to) work hard, without stopping

batir el yunque, trabajar sin levantar cabeza
The boss certainly likes to keep everyone’s noses to the grindstone.

(Translation of “grind” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)