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Entry Word: grind
Function: verb
Text: 1 to make smooth by friction <after they are ground and polished, these stones can be used for jewelry>
Synonyms buff, file, hone, rasp, rub, sand
Related Words plane, scrape; sandblast, scour; burnish, polish; sharpen, whet; regrind
Near Antonyms coarsen, roughen
2 to press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound <everyone in the car winced when the driver ground the gears trying to shift into second>
Synonyms crunch, gnash, grate, grit, scrape, scrunch
Related Words creak, groan, rasp, scratch; clash, jangle, jar
3 to make sharp or sharper <better grind down that ax before you even think about trying to cut down that tree> -- see SHARPEN
4 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <used the finest polishing paper he could to grind down the facets of the diamond before dusting it with a soft cloth> -- see POLISH
5 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface <ground the rock against the stone wall> -- see SCRAPE 1
6 to reduce to fine particles <grind whole coffee beans if you want the freshest coffee> -- see POWDER