the act of grinding to a powder or dust reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
disapproval If you refer to routine tasks or activities as the grind, you mean they are boring and take up a lot of time and effort. The daily grind of government is done by Her Majesty's Civil Service see also grinding
To work up for an examination; to grind up the subjects set, and to grind into the memory the necessary cram The allusion is to a mill, and the analogy evident To grind one down To reduce the price asked; to lower wages A knife, etc , is gradually reduced by grinding To take a grind is to take a constitutional walk; to cram into the smallest space the greatest amount of physical exercise This is the physical grind The literary grind is a turn at hard study To take a grinder is to insult another by applying the left thumb to the nose and revolving the right hand round it, as if working a hand-organ or coffeemill This insulting retort is given when someone has tried to practise on your credulity, or to impose upon your good faith
If a vehicle grinds somewhere, it moves there very slowly and noisily. Tanks had crossed the border at five fifteen and were grinding south
A trick done on any sharp lip where the truck comes in contact with the edge of the pool, curb, ramp, etc The act of performing said trick (i e to grind a rail)
In paints, inks, coatings and liquid color concentrates, the fineness of pigment particle size reduction Usually reported in Hegman units, grind is generally 10-30 microns in formulated liquid colorants
reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
If a country's economy or something such as a process grinds to a halt, it gradually becomes slower or less active until it stops. The peace process has ground to a halt while Israel struggles to form a new government
Refers to the additional shaping of the clubhead to meet the user's desired specifications Many professional and top amateur golfers take a standard OEM head and "grind" the sole to alter the bounce angle or shape the club's toe until they are happy with the club's performance and cosmetics
Moving along an edge (coping, bench, curb, etc ) with your trucks Scraping your trucks along an edge as you skate
an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively
The grind of a machine is the harsh, scraping noise that it makes, usually because it is old or is working too hard. The grind of heavy machines could get on their nerves
If you grind something into a surface, you press and rub it hard into the surface using small circular or sideways movements. `Well,' I said, grinding my cigarette nervously into the granite step. If you grind your teeth, you rub your upper and lower teeth together as though you are chewing something. If you know you're grinding your teeth, particularly at night, see your dentist
go over and over and over and over a lock, secondary or engram without obtaining an actual erasure A Dianetics auditor who puts a pc through an incident four or five times without erasure or appreciable reduction is encountering "grinding " See also engram; erase; lock; secondary
To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones
To reduce whole spices or herbs to a powder May be accomplished with a mortar and pestle (see below), a specially-designed spice grinder or a coffee grinder
If you grind a substance such as corn, you crush it between two hard surfaces or with a machine until it becomes a fine powder. Store the peppercorns in an airtight container and grind the pepper as you need it. the odor of fresh ground coffee. Grind up means the same as grind. He makes his own paint, grinding up the pigment with a little oil
If you say that someone grinds you down, you mean that they treat you very harshly and cruelly, reducing your confidence or your will to resist them. There are people who want to humiliate you and grind you down
A sexually suggestive dance involving exaggerated hip movements, especially a striptease dance
One of the oddest spectacles in America, in fact, has to be a Tom Jones audience, in which a couple of dozen women, usually attractive and well dressed, throw their panties onto the stage and compete for what appears to be a deep kiss from the male master of the bump and grind.
When the flight crew has their aircraft under control, everything is working normally and yet it still crashes into the ground, that's a Controlled Flight Into Terrain. - When the flight crew has their aircraft under control, everything is working normally and yet it still crashes into the ground, that's CFIT.
The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; that part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make one's ground)
A method of stone working employed in the smoothing of an edge or surface by rubbing it with a hammerstone or other abrader prior to use Performed on projectiles or blades so that hafting materials (lashings) would not be cut by sharp edges of the base Also commonly referred to as Basal Grinding when the base and sides of the stem have been ground There are varying degrees of grinding, typically referred to as light, moderate or heavy
Knives are flat, hollow or taper ground, beginning at the back of the blade and working toward the edge The blade may retain visible grinding marks and this can have an effect on service or blade life of stainless-steel blades The smoother the finish on non-stainless blades, the more resistant they are to corrosion
If you describe a bad situation as grinding, you mean it never gets better, changes, or ends. Their grandfather had left his village in order to escape the grinding poverty. + grindingly grind·ing·ly Nursing was ill-paid and grindingly hard work
An area where irregularities in the molded insulator have been mechanically ground off at the factory leaving a dull, rough area Often used to remove excess glass "flash" from the mold lines, or base Very common on the "shoulder" areas of French gingerbread style insulators
A machining process: - (a) to shape components that are too hard to be machined by conventional methods such as hardened tool steels and case or induction hardened components (b) to obtain a high degree of dimensional accuracy and surface finish on a component
a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears) matter resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain" the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
This is a habit which can be occasional and the severity of the habit could vary depending on your daily stress and pressure level This habit could cause severe wear of your teeth You are encouraged to consult your orthodontist to address the habit as soon as possible
emphasis If you say that something comes to a grinding halt, you are emphasizing that it stops very suddenly, especially before it was meant to. A car will come to a grinding halt if you put water in the petrol tank. see also grind
If something is grounds for a feeling or action, it is a reason for it. If you do something on the grounds of a particular thing, that thing is the reason for your action. In the interview he gave some grounds for optimism The court overturned that decision on the grounds that the Prosecution had withheld crucial evidence Owen was against it, on the grounds of expense
throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage place or put on the ground confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
If a ship or boat is grounded or if it grounds, it touches the bottom of the sea, lake, or river it is on, and is unable to move off. Residents have been told to stay away from the region where the ship was grounded The boat finally grounded on a soft, underwater bank. a grounded oil tanker
In etching and aquatint, an acid-resistant substance used to protect non-image areas of the plate from the action of acid See hardground and softground In mezzotint, it is the deep background produced by roughening the plate surface with roulettes or rockers (tools used to prick multiple, closely spaced indentations into a metal plate)
The middle ground between two groups, ideas, or plans involves things which do not belong to either of these groups, ideas, or plans but have elements of each, often in a less extreme form. She seems to have found a middle ground in which mutual support, rather than complete dependency, is possible
The ground is the surface of the earth. Forty or fifty women were sitting cross-legged on the ground We slid down the roof and dropped to the ground. Something that is below ground is under the earth's surface or under a building. Something that is above ground is on top of the earth's surface. People were making for the air-raid shelters below ground
The ground is an arbitrarily decided point whose voltage is taken as zero In many situations, equipment is connected physically to the actual, dirt ground, so that voltage is taken as zero--hence the name In England the term "earth" is used, for the same reason To be "grounded" means to be connected to a place that is maintained at the ground voltage
approval If you break new ground, you do something completely different or you do something in a completely different way. Gellhorn may have broken new ground when she filed her first report on the Spanish Civil War
The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; that part of the field behind a batsmans popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make ones ground)
(Otomotiv) An object that makes an electrical connection with the earth, to safely complete an electrical circuit. For example, one terminal of the battery is wired to the metal frame of the vehicle to utilize the frame as a path for returning electric current to the battery and thus completing the electrical circuit. All U.S. vehicles are "negative ground" - because the negative terminal is wired to the frame of the car. In some countries, this is called "negative earth."
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