In Ireland, grinds are private tuition; a major industry in Ireland, particularly at secondary school level.

"Grinds" is a Hiberno-English term which is used variously to refer to both the lesson ("I'd a maths grind last night") and the teacher ("My maths grind came over last night"), although the latter usage is less common. It is generally used in the plural ("I do maths grinds").

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Freestyle BMX - Tricks - Grinds
... Grinds are where a rider’s bike will slide along a surface (such as a rail, ledge or lip of a ramp) on a part of the bike other than the wheels ... so that they can slide along the surface which they grind ... Some grinds also involve the cranks and pedals ...
Pole Jam
... can be combined with other skateboard tricks performed when coming out of the grind ... Tricks that can be used in a pole jam include Grinds and Slides on the pole jam Flips and Grabs into or out of the Grind or Slide no-comply grinds boneless ...
The Kitchen Boys - The Episodes - The Pepper Boys
... Marco shows Carlo how to grind pepper using the pepper mill, and a woman kisses Marco because he's good at grinding pepper ... Marco then grinds the pepper for the man exceedingly well (earning himself a $200 tip) ... Carlo then grinds pepper in a man's chocolate mousse ...
Grinds (skateboarding)
... In skateboarding, Grinds are tricks that involve the skateboarder sliding along an object using the trucks of a skateboard rather than the wheels ... Grinds can be performed on any object narrow enough to fit between wheels and are often performed on the coping (edge) of a skate ramp, a purpose-built "grind box", step ...
Grinds - Prevalence
... Grinds in Ireland, are a major component of educational life ... Many Irish students will have "grinds" before sitting either one or both of the two major state exams, the junior cert and the Leaving cert ... Grinds are a multi million euro industry in Ireland and according to the Irish Times, some 40 per cent of all full-time Leaving Cert students are paying fees averaging more than €5,000 per ...

Famous quotes containing the word grinds:

    With wonderful art he grinds into paint for his picture all his moods and experiences, so that all his forces may be brought to the encounter. Apparently writing without a particular design or responsibility, setting down his soliloquies from time to time, taking advantage of all his humors, when at length the hour comes to declare himself, he puts down in plain English, without quotation marks, what he, Thomas Carlyle, is ready to defend in the face of the world.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The logical English train a scholar as they train an engineer. Oxford is Greek factory, as Wilton mills weave carpet, and Sheffield grinds steel. They know the use of a tutor, as they know the use of a horse; and they draw the greatest amount of benefit from both. The reading men are kept by hard walking, hard riding, and measured eating and drinking, at the top of their condition, and two days before the examination, do not work but lounge, ride, or run, to be fresh on the college doomsday.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)