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Synonyms for grindgraɪnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb(noun)

    an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

    Synonyms:
    pulverization, donkeywork, pulverisation, wonk, nerd, plodding, grind, mill, dweeb, drudgery, swot

  2. grind(noun)

    the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

    "a coarse grind of coffee"

    Synonyms:
    pulverization, donkeywork, pulverisation, wonk, nerd, plodding, mill, dweeb, drudgery, swot

  3. drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork(noun)

    hard monotonous routine work

    Synonyms:
    pulverization, donkeywork, pulverisation, wonk, plod, nerd, plodding, grind, mill, dweeb, drudgery, swot

  4. grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation(verb)

    the act of grinding to a powder or dust

    Synonyms:
    drudgery, factory, grind, plodding, nerd, dweeb, mill, manufacturing plant, powder, pulverization, grinder, swot, manufactory, milling machinery, wonk, donkeywork, pulverisation

  5. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind(verb)

    press or grind with a crushing noise

    Synonyms:
    dig, craunch, scranch, travail, cranch, labour, grind, comminute, munch, crackle, grate, toil, bray, labor, crunch, mash, moil, scraunch, drudge

  6. grate, grind(verb)

    make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

    "grate one's teeth in anger"

    Synonyms:
    dig, craunch, grind, travail, rankle, cranch, fret, eat into, labour, grate, toil, bray, labor, crunch, scrape, mash, comminute, moil, drudge

  7. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)

    work hard

    "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

    Synonyms:
    compass, comminute, tug, boil, roil, toil, grind, dig, craunch, drudge, moil, dig up, tire, wear out, poke, cut into, crunch, churn, cranch, jab, grasp, weary, prod, jade, tire out, wear upon, fatigue, travail, delve, get the picture, drive, hollow, stab, apprehend, outwear, comprehend, turn over, excavate, labor, mash, wear down, savvy, push, grok, wear, bray, dig out, grate, fag out, labour

  8. grind(verb)

    dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

    Synonyms:
    labour, dig, crunch, labor, craunch, drudge, mash, cranch, toil, grate, travail, bray, moil, comminute

  9. grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute(verb)

    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

    "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"

    Synonyms:
    flirt, craunch, crackle, dig, travail, squelch, cranch, dally, labour, coquet, chat up, romance, comminute, crush, coquette, scraunch, butterfly, scranch, squeeze, munch, grind, grate, toil, bray, labor, crunch, hee-haw, mash, squash, moil, philander, drudge

  10. grind(verb)

    created by grinding

    "grind designs into the glass bowl"

    Synonyms:
    labour, dig, crunch, labor, craunch, drudge, mash, cranch, toil, grate, travail, bray, moil, comminute

  11. grind(verb)

    shape or form by grinding

    "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

    Synonyms:
    labour, dig, crunch, labor, craunch, drudge, mash, cranch, toil, grate, travail, bray, moil, comminute

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grind

    Synonyms:
    bind, chafe, slide, slip, stand, stick

    Antonyms:
    revolve, roll, rotate, turn

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    triturate, pulverize, bruise, bray, CRAZE, comminute by attrition

  2. grind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharpen (by rubbing)

  3. grind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    grate, rub together

  4. grind(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    oppress, harass, persecute, plague, trouble, afflict, be hard upon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

milling, crush, refinish


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