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  3  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]: 
 
  Grinding  \Grind"ing\,  a.  &  n. 
  from  Grind. 
 
  {Grinding  frame},  an  English  name  for  a  cotton  spinning 
  machine. 
 
  {Grinding  mill}. 
  a  A  mill  for  grinding  grain. 
  b  A  lapidary's  lathe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grinding 
  n  1:  matter  resulting  from  the  process  of  grinding;  "vegetable 
  grindings  clogged  the  drain" 
  2:  a  harsh  and  strident  sound  (as  of  the  grinding  of  gears) 
  3:  the  wearing  down  of  rock  particles  by  friction  due  to  water 
  or  wind  or  ice  [syn:  {abrasion},  {attrition},  {detrition}] 




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