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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grind  \Grind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ground};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Grinding}.]  [AS.  grindan  perh.  akin  to  L.  frendere  to 
  gnash,  grind.  Cf  {Grist}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Take  the  millstones,  and  grind  meal.  --Is.  xivii. 
  2. 
 
  2.  To  wear  down  polish,  or  sharpen,  by  friction;  to  make 
  smooth,  sharp,  or  pointed;  to  whet,  as  a  knife  or  drill; 
  to  rub  against  one  another,  as  teeth,  etc 
 
  3.  To  oppress  by  severe  exactions;  to  harass. 
 
  To  grind  the  subject  or  defraud  the  prince. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  study  hard  for  examination.  [College  Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grind  \Grind\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  perform  the  operation  of  grinding  something  to  turn 
  the  millstones. 
 
  Send  thee  Into  the  common  prison,  there  to  grind. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  become  ground  or  pulverized  by  friction;  as  this  corn 
  grinds  well 
 
  3.  To  become  polished  or  sharpened  by  friction;  as  glass 
  grinds  smooth;  steel  grinds  to  a  sharp  edge. 
 
  4.  To  move  with  much  difficulty  or  friction;  to  grate. 
 
  5.  To  perform  hard  aud  distasteful  service;  to  drudge;  to 
  study  hard,  as  for  an  examination.  --Farrar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grind  \Grind\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  reducing  to  powder,  or  of  sharpening,  by 
  friction. 
 
  2.  Any  severe  continuous  work  or  occupation;  esp.,  hard  and 
  uninteresting  study.  [Colloq.]  --T.  Hughes. 
 
  3.  A  hard  student;  a  dig.  [College  Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grind 
  n  1:  a  student  who  studies  excessively  [syn:  {swot},  {nerd},  {wonk}] 
  2:  hard  monotonous  routine  work  [syn:  {drudgery},  {plodding},  {donkeywork}] 
  3:  the  act  of  grinding  [syn:  {mill},  {pulverization},  {pulverisation}] 
  v  1:  press  or  grind  with  a  crunching  noise  [syn:  {crunch},  {cranch}, 
  {craunch}] 
  2:  make  a  grating  or  grinding  sound  by  rubbing  together;  "grate 
  one's  teeth  in  anger"  [syn:  {grate}] 
  3:  work  hard;  "She  was  digging  away  at  her  math  homework"  [syn: 
  {labor},  {labour},  {toil},  {fag},  {travail},  {drudge},  {dig}, 
  {moil}] 
  4:  dance  by  rotating  the  pelvis  in  an  erotically  suggestive  way 
  5:  reduce  to  small  pieces  or  particles  by  pounding  or  abrading; 
  "grind  the  spices  in  a  mortar";  "mash  the  garlic"  [syn:  {mash}, 
  {crunch},  {bray},  {comminute}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  grind  vt  1.  [MIT  and  Berkeley;  now  rare]  To  prettify  hardcopy 
  of  code,  especially  LISP  code,  by  reindenting  lines,  printing  keywords 
  and  comments  in  distinct  fonts  (if  available),  etc  This  usage  was 
  associated  with  the  MacLISP  community  and  is  now  rare  {prettyprint}  was 
  and  is  the  generic  term  for  such  operations.  2.  [Unix]  To  generate  the 
  formatted  version  of  a  document  from  the  {{nroff}},  {{troff}},  {{TeX}}, 
  or  Scribe  source.  3.  [common]  To  run  seemingly  interminably,  esp.  (but 
  not  necessarily)  if  performing  some  tedious  and  inherently  useless  task. 
  Similar  to  {crunch}  or  {grovel}.  Grinding  has  a  connotation  of  using 
  a  lot  of  CPU  time,  but  it  is  possible  to  grind  a  disk,  network,  etc 
  See  also  {hog}.  4.  To  make  the  whole  system  slow.  "Troff  really  grinds  a 
  PDP-11."  5.  `grind  grind'  excl.  Roughly,  "Isn't  the  machine  slow  today!" 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  GRIND 
 
  GRaphical  INterpretive  Display. 
 
  A  graphics  input  language  for  the  {PDP-9}. 
 
  ["GRIND:  A  Language  and  Translator  for  Computer  Graphics", 
  A.P.  Conn,  Dartmouth  June  1969]. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-01-31) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  grind 
 
  1.  (MIT  and  Berkeley)  To  prettify  hardcopy  of  code,  especially 
  LISP  code,  by  reindenting  lines,  printing  keywords  and 
  comments  in  distinct  fonts  (if  available),  etc  This  usage 
  was  associated  with  the  MacLISP  community  and  is  now  rare 
  {prettyprint}  was  and  is  the  generic  term  for  such  operations. 
 
  2.  (Unix)  To  generate  the  formatted  version  of  a  document  from 
  the  {nroff},  {troff},  {TeX},  or  Scribe  source. 
 
  3.  To  run  seemingly  interminably,  especially  (but  not 
  necessarily)  if  performing  some  tedious  and  inherently  useless 
  task.  Similar  to  {crunch}  or  {grovel}.  Grinding  has  a 
  connotation  of  using  a  lot  of  CPU  time,  but  it  is  possible  to 
  grind  a  disk,  network,  etc 
 
  See  also  {hog}. 
 
  4.  To  make  the  whole  system  slow.  "Troff  really  grinds  a 
  PDP-11." 
 
  5.  "grind  grind"  excl.  Roughly,  "Isn't  the  machine  slow 
  today!" 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-16) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Grind 
  (Ex.  32:20;  Deut.  9:21;  Judg.  16:21),  to  crush  small  (Heb. 
  tahan);  to  oppress  the  poor  (Isa.  3:5).  The  hand-mill  was  early 
  used  by  the  Hebrews  (Num.  11:8).  It  consisted  of  two  stones,  the 
  upper  (Deut.  24:6;  2  Sam.  11:21)  being  movable  and  slightly 
  concave,  the  lower  being  stationary.  The  grinders  mentioned 
  Eccl.  12:3  are  the  teeth.  (See  {MILL}.) 
 




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