1. [ verb ] press or grind with a crunching noise
Synonyms: cranch craunch crunch
Related terms: press tyrannize
2. [ verb ] make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
Synonyms: grate

"grate one's teeth in anger"

Related terms: break_up chew gnash rub
3. [ verb ] (food) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
Synonyms: crunch bray comminute mash

"grind the spices in a mortar" "mash the garlic"

Related terms: break_up mill pestle pulp powder grinding masher crush grinding molar
4. [ verb ] (dance) 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
Related terms: dance
5. [ verb ] (work) work hard
Synonyms: toil labor moil travail fag dig drudge labour

"She was digging away at her math homework" "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

Related terms: work undertaking labor effort laborer drudgery drudge swot
6. [ noun ] (work) hard monotonous routine work
Synonyms: plodding donkeywork drudgery
Related terms: labor labor
7. [ noun ] (education) an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively
Synonyms: nerd wonk dweeb swot
Related terms: learner labor
8. [ noun ] the act of grinding to a powder or dust
Synonyms: pulverization pulverisation mill
Related terms: crush crunch grate powderize
Similar spelling:   Grindle