Phrasal Verbs Using 'Grind'

Grind away

Keep working at something

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

Grind down

Reduce or destroy someone's enthusiasm

Example:Their negativity GRINDS me DOWN

Grind into

Press or twist something hard into something else

Example:She GROUND her cigarette INTO the ashtray.

Grind on

Proceed relentlessly

Example:The war GROUND ON for years.

Grind on

Talk endlessly

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

Grind out

Produce something with great difficulty

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

Grind up

Reduce to small pieces

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