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Spanish translation of “grind”

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 .
(Definition of grind from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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