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grind

grind

 
 
pronunciation:
graInd
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part of speech: verb
inflections: grinds, grinding, ground
definition 1: to crush or make by crushing into very small pieces or a powder.
He ground the nuts to make peanut butter.
synonyms:
mill
similar words:
crumble, crunch, powder
definition 2: to make sharp or smooth by rubbing against.
He ground the edge of the knife on a stone.
synonyms:
sharpen
similar words:
file, sand
definition 3: to rub together in a harsh way.
He ground his teeth in anger.
similar words:
grit, rasp, scrape
derivation: grindingly (adv.)
Word Builder: grind +
  • grinder:
    a machine that grinds.
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