Phrasal Verb 'Grind'

We have 7 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Grind'.

Grind away

Meaning: Keep working at something

Example: Although I hated it, I GROUND AWAY until I had finished.

Grind down

Meaning: Reduce or destroy someone's enthusiasm

Example: Their negativity GRINDS me DOWN

Grind into

Meaning: Press or twist something hard into something else

Example: She GROUND her cigarette INTO the ashtray.

Grind on

Meaning: Proceed relentlessly

Example: The war GROUND ON for years.

Grind on

Meaning: Talk endlessly

Example: He was still GRINDING ON about football when we left.

Grind out

Meaning: Produce something with great difficulty

Example: I find it very hard to GRIND OUT an original essay every week.

Grind up

Meaning: Reduce to small pieces

Example: She GROUND the beans UP and made some coffee.