What is grind?

  • (verb): Press or grind with a crunching noise.
    Synonyms: crunch, cranch, craunch
    See also — Additional definitions below


The grind of a blade refers to the shape of the cross-section of the blade. It is distinct from the type of blade (e.g., clip point or drop point knife, sabre or cutlass, axe or chisel, etc.), though different tools and blades may have lent their name to a particular grind.

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... Pornogrind, also known as porno grind, porno-grind or porn grind, is a musical subgenre of grindcore and death metal, which lyrically deals with sexual themes ...
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... Jim Turner – Mid Grind Mal Parker – Downwind Trimmer Sean Couvreaux – Bow Andy Fethers – Mid-Bow Tom Burham – Pit Mikkel Rossberg – Upwind ...
Typical Grinds
... Hollow grind — a knife blade which has been ground to create a characteristic concave, beveled cutting edge along ... Flat grind — The blade tapers all the way from the spine to the edge from both sides ... A lot of metal is removed from the blade and is thus more difficult to grind, one factor that limits its commercial use ...
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... Bags (She Got From You) (Album Version)" - 357 "The Grind Date (Dirty Version)" - 323 "The Grind Date (Acapella)" - 320 "The Grind Date (Instrumental)" - 323 ...
Grinds - Origins
... was traditionally an agricultural and farming community so perhaps this is where the word ‘grind’ started ... tool until the end of the 19th century, when roller mills using metal rolls to grind grain were developed ... used to mean ‘apply yourself conscientiously to your work’.‘To grind’ in education generally means to ‘instill or teach by persistent repetition’ ...

More definitions of "grind":

  • (noun): An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively.
    Synonyms: swot, nerd, wonk, dweeb
  • (verb): Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together.
    Synonyms: grate
  • (verb): Dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced.
  • (verb): Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading.
    Example: "Grind the spices in a mortar"
    Synonyms: mash, crunch, bray, comminute

Famous quotes containing the word grind:

    Politics is, as it were, the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its two opposite halves,—sometimes split into quarters, it may be, which grind on each other.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)