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grind

grind

 
 
pronunciation:
graInd
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part of speech: verb
inflections: grinds, grinding, ground
definition 1: to crush into very small pieces or a powder.
He ground the coffee very fine.
synonyms:
crush
definition 2: to make something sharper or smoother by rubbing it against a hard surface.
He ground the edge of the knife on a stone.
similar words:
sand
derivation: grindingly (adv.)
Word Builder: grind +
  • grinder:
    a machine that grinds.
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