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