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English

Etymology

From Old English grindan.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to grind

Third person singular
grinds

Simple past
ground

Past participle
ground or archaic grounden

Present participle
grinding

to grind (third-person singular simple present grinds, present participle grinding, simple past ground, past participle ground or archaic grounden)
  1. To make smaller by breaking with a device.
  2. To rotate the hips suggestively.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
  4. (sports) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
  5. (video games) To repeat a task in a MMORPG or role-playing video game in order to gain levels or items.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To eat.
    Eh, brah, let's go grind.

Usage notes

  • Often conjugated as a weak verb in sports parlance.

Derived terms

Translations

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Noun

Singular
grind

Plural
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  1. A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
    This bag contains espresso grind.
  2. A tedious task.
    This homework is a grind.
  3. A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.

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Noun

grind n.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) gravel

Faroese

Etymology 1

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Noun

grind f.

  1. framework
  2. grille
Declension
f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grind grindin grindir grindirnar
Accusative grind grindina grindir grindirnar
Dative grind grindini grindum grindunum
Genitive grindar grindarinnar grinda grindanna


Etymology 2

The term is a Faroese invention. A school of pilot whales reminds of a framework (see grind (1) above) in the sea, because they swim very close to each other. The Faroese term was loaned in many other languages; compare German Grindwal, Danish grindehval or Dutch griend.

Noun

grind f.

  1. school of grindahvalur (pilot whales)
  2. tvøst (meat) and spik (blubber) of the pilot whales
  3. the act of pilot whaling, grindadráp
  4. unexpected meal
Declension
f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grind grindin grindir grindirnar
Accusative grind grindina grindir grindirnar
Dative grind grindini grindum grindunum
Genitive grindar grindarinnar grinda grindanna

Icelandic

Pronunciation

Noun

grind f. (genitive singular grindar, plural grindur)

  1. framework

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse grind

Noun

grind m. or f. (definite singular grinda/grinden; indefinite plural grinder; definite plural grindene) (Bokmål)
grind f. (definite singular grinda [grindi]; indefinite plural grinder; definite plural grindene) (Nynorsk)

  1. hinged gate across road or path where it is intersected by a fence.
  2. framework
  3. grille

Derived terms

References

  • grind” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.
  • grind” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Swedish

Noun

grind c.

Inflection for grind Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grind grinden grindar grindarna
Genitive grinds grindens grindars grindarnas
  1. gate; door-like structure outside a builidng
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) gate; logical pathway

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