|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|
"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|
|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|