grind

Part of speech: verb

To wear down or pulverize by friction; sharpen; chafe; oppress; harass.

Part of speech: verb

To be chafed, polished, or sharpened by rubbing.

Part of speech: verb

To toil mechanically.

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Usage examples "grind":

  1. First of all, our rooms will be always in order; he will clean our boots, go on errands, wash my brushes; I will even try and give him a taste of the fine arts, and make him grind colors. - "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
  2. Charitable institutions would find it advantageous to grind tea to powder; in this way one half the quantity of tea ordinarily used is saved. - "Breakfast Dainties", Thomas J. Murrey.
  3. But if you gentlemen don't wish to grind it, it will be ground, notwithstanding. - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.