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 and distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination. Farrar.
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]
(Grind"ed), obs. p. p. of Grind. Ground. Sir W. Scott.
(||Grin*de"li*a) n. [NL. Named after D. H. Grindel, a Russian.] (Med.) The dried stems and
leaves of tarweed used as a remedy in asthma and bronchitis.
1. One who, or that which, grinds.
2. One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the food; a molar.
3. (Zoöl.) The restless flycatcher (Seisura inquieta) of Australia; called also restless thrush and volatile
thrush. It makes a noise like a scissors grinder, to which the name alludes.
Grinder's asthma, phthisis, or rot (Med.), a lung disease produced by the mechanical irritation of the
particles of steel and stone given off in the operation of grinding.
Grindery warehouse, a shop where leather workers' materials and tools are kept on sale. [Eng.]
(Grind"er*y) n. Leather workers' materials. [Eng.]