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Main Entry: 1grind
Pronunciation: primarystressgrimacrnd
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): ground /primarystressgraudotnd/; grind·ing
1 : to reduce to powder or pieces by friction (as in a mill or with the teeth)
2 : to wear down, polish, or sharpen by friction : WHET
3 : to press with a scraping noise : GRIT
4 : OPPRESS 2, harass
5 a : to operate or produce by turning a crank b : to produce by steady hard work <grind out an essay>
6 : to move with difficulty or friction especially so as to make a scraping noise <grind the gears>

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