Synonyms of grind in English:

grind


See definition of grind

verb

1‘grind the praline into a fine powder’

SYNONYMS

crush, pound, pulverize, mill, powder, granulate, grate, mince, shred, crumble, pestle, mash, smash, press, fragment, kibble

technical triturate, comminute

archaic levigate, bray

2‘a knife being ground on a wheel’

SYNONYMS

sharpen, whet, make sharp, make sharper, hone, file, strop

smooth, polish, sand, sandpaper

3‘one tectonic plate grinds against another’

SYNONYMS

rub, grate, scrape, rasp

4‘Mitch ground his teeth in fury’

SYNONYMS

gnash, grit

5‘a car grinding up the other side of the hill’

SYNONYMS

move laboriously, strain, struggle, drag oneself, fight one's way, labour

chug

North American informal putter


noun

1‘teaching could be a grind’

SYNONYMS

chore, slog, travail

drudgery, toil, hard work, donkey work, labour, slavery, exertion

informal fag, sweat


Phrases

    grind someone down

      ‘I've never let male colleagues grind me down’

      SYNONYMS

      oppress, persecute, tyrannize, suppress

      afflict, maltreat, ill-treat, scourge

      torture, torment, molest, harass, harry

    grind on

      ‘the meeting ground on’

      SYNONYMS

      drag on, go on and on, plod on, pass slowly, move slowly, creep along, limp along, crawl, hang heavy, go at a snail's pace, wear on, go on too long

      continue, carry on, go on, keep on, keep going, proceed

      ANTONYMS

      race by, fly

    grind something out

      ‘a hack grinding out newspaper copy’

      SYNONYMS

      produce, generate, crank out, turn out

      informal

      churn out, trot out, bang out