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Grind vs. Mill

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Grindverb

(transitive) To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.

Millnoun

A grinding apparatus for substances such as grains, seeds, etc.

‘Pepper has a stronger flavor when it is ground straight from a mill.’;

Grindverb

(transitive) To shape with the force of friction.

‘grind a lens; grind an axe’;

Millnoun

The building housing such a grinding apparatus.

‘My grandfather worked in a mill.’;

Grindverb

(metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.

Millnoun

A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process.

‘a cider mill; a cane mill’;

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Grindverb

(intransitive) To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.

‘This corn grinds well.’; ‘Steel grinds to a sharp edge.’;

Millnoun

A machine for grinding and polishing.

‘a lapidary mill’;

Grindverb

To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.

Millnoun

The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, such as a coin or screw.

Grindverb

To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.

Millnoun

A manufacturing plant for paper, steel, textiles, etc.

‘a steel mill’;

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Grindverb

(transitive) To oppress, hold down or weaken.

Millnoun

A building housing such a plant.

Grindverb

To rotate the hips erotically.

Millnoun

(figurative) An establishment that handles a certain type of situation routinely, such as a divorce mill, etc.

Grindverb

(slang) To dance in a sexually suggestive way with both partners in very close proximity, often pressed against each other.

Millnoun

(figurative) An institution awarding educational certificates not officially recognised

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Grindverb

To repeat a task a large number of times in a row to achieve a specific goal.

Millnoun

(informal) An engine.

Grindverb

(transitive) To operate by turning a crank.

‘to grind an organ’;

Millnoun

(informal) A boxing match, fistfight.

Grindverb

To produce mechanically and repetitively as if by turning a crank.

Millnoun

(die sinking) A hardened steel roller with a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, such as copper.

Grindverb

To instill through repetitive teaching.

‘Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.’;

Millnoun

(mining) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.

Grindverb

To eat.

‘Eh, brah, let's go grind.’;

Millnoun

(mining) A passage underground through which ore is shot.

Grindverb

To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.

Millnoun

A milling cutter.

Grindverb

To annoy or irritate (a person); to grind one's gears.

Millnoun

A treadmill.

Grindnoun

The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.

Millnoun

An obsolete coin worth one thousandth of a US dollar, or one tenth of a cent.

Grindnoun

Something that has been reduced to powder, something that has been ground.

Millnoun

One thousandth part, particularly in millage rates of property tax.

Grindnoun

A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.

‘This bag contains espresso grind.’;

Millnoun

A line of three matching pieces in nine men's morris and related games.

Grindnoun

A tedious and laborious task.

‘This homework is a grind.’;

Millnoun

(trading card games) Discarding a card from one's deck.

Grindnoun

A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.

Millnoun

(trading card games) A strategy centered on depleting the opponent's deck.

Grindnoun

One who studies hard; a swot.

Millverb

(transitive) To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine.

‘to mill flour’;

Grindnoun

(uncountable) Grindcore subgenre of heavy metal

Millverb

(transitive) To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine.

Grindnoun

(slang) hustle

Millverb

(transitive) To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin).

Grindnoun

A traditional communal pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands.

Millverb

To move about in an aimless fashion.

‘I didn't have much to do, so I just milled around the town looking at the shops.’;

Grindverb

To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones.

‘Take the millstones, and grind meal.’;

Millverb

(transitive) To cause to mill, or circle around.

‘to mill cattle’;

Grindverb

To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.

Millverb

To swim underwater.

Grindverb

To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.

‘To grind the subject or defraud the prince.’;

Millverb

To swim suddenly in a new direction.

Grindverb

To study hard for examination; - commonly used with away; as, to grind away at one's studies.

Millverb

To beat; to pound.

Grindverb

To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.

‘Send theeInto the common prison, there to grind.’;

Millverb

To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.

Grindverb

To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well.

Millverb

(transitive) To roll (steel, etc.) into bars.

Grindverb

To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.

Millverb

(transitive) To make (drinking chocolate) frothy, as by churning.

Grindverb

To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.

Millverb

(intransitive) To undergo hulling.

‘This maize mills well.’;

Grindverb

To perform hard and distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination.

Millverb

To take part in a fistfight; to box.

Grindnoun

The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.

Millverb

To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.

Grindnoun

Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study.

Millverb

To commit burglary.

Grindnoun

A student that studies hard; a dig; a wonk.

Millverb

To move (a card) from a deck to the discard pile.

Grindnoun

an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively

Millverb

To destroy (a card) due to having a full hand.

Grindnoun

hard monotonous routine work

Millnoun

A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.

Grindnoun

the act of grinding to a powder or dust

Millnoun

A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or indented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill.

Grindverb

press or grind with a crunching noise

Millnoun

A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill.

Grindverb

make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together;

‘grate one's teeth in anger’;

Millnoun

A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.

Grindverb

reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;

‘grind the spices in a mortar’; ‘mash the garlic’;

Millnoun

A common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping mill, etc.

Grindverb

work hard;

‘She was digging away at her math homework’; ‘Lexicographers drudge all day long’;

Millnoun

A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill.

Grindverb

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

Millnoun

A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.

Grindverb

reduce (something) to small particles or powder by crushing it

‘grind some black pepper over the salad’; ‘she ground up the rice prior to boiling’;

Millnoun

An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.

Grindverb

sharpen, smooth, or produce (something) by crushing or by friction

‘power from a waterwheel was used to grind cutlery’;

Millnoun

A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.

Grindverb

operate (a mill or machine) by turning the handle

‘she was grinding a coffee mill’;

Millnoun

A pugilistic encounter.

Grindverb

(of a mill or machine) work with a crushing action

‘the old mill was grinding again’;

Millnoun

Short for Treadmill.

Grindverb

rub or cause to rub together gratingly

‘he keeps me awake at night, grinding his teeth’; ‘tectonic plates that inexorably grind against each other’;

Millnoun

The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, as a coin or screw.

Grindverb

press or rub (something) into a surface

‘she ground a half-smoked cigarette into the ashtray’;

Millnoun

A building or complex of buildings containing a mill{1} or other machinery to grind grains into flour.

Grindverb

move noisily and laboriously

‘the truck was grinding slowly up the hill’;

Millverb

To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.

Grindverb

(of a dancer) gyrate the hips erotically

‘go-go girls grinding to blaring disco’;

Millverb

To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.

Grindverb

have sexual intercourse.

Millverb

To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin.

Grindnoun

a crushing or grating sound or motion

‘the slow grind of the US legal system’; ‘the crunch and grind of bulldozers’;

Millverb

To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.

Grindnoun

the size of ground particles

‘only the right grind gives you all the fine flavour’;

Millverb

To beat with the fists.

Grindnoun

hard dull work

‘relief from the daily grind’;

Millverb

To roll into bars, as steel.

Grindnoun

an excessively hard-working student.

Millverb

To swim under water; - said of air-breathing creatures.

Grindnoun

a private tuition class

‘experienced teacher offers grinds in Maths and Irish, to all levels’;

Millverb

To undergo hulling, as maize.

Grindnoun

a dancer's erotic gyration of the hips

‘a bump and grind’;

Millverb

To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain; to move around aimlessly; - usually used with around.

‘The deer and the pig and the nilghar were milling round and round in a circle of eight or ten miles radius.’;

Grindnoun

an act of sexual intercourse.

Millverb

To swim suddenly in a new direction; - said of whales.

Grind

A blade's grind is its cross-sectional shape in a plane normal to the edge. Grind differs from blade profile, which is the blade's cross-sectional shape in the plane containing the blade's edge and the centre contour of the blade's back (meaning the shape of the blade when viewed from the side, i.e.

Millverb

To take part in a mill; to box.

Millverb

To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.

Millverb

To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle.

Millnoun

a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing

Millnoun

Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)

Millnoun

English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)

Millnoun

machine that processes materials by grinding or crushing

Millnoun

the act of grinding to a powder or dust

Millverb

move about in a confused manner

Millverb

grind with a mill;

‘mill grain’;

Millverb

produce a ridge around the edge of;

‘mill a coin’;

Millverb

roll out (metal) with a rolling machine

Millnoun

a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour.

Millnoun

a piece of machinery for grinding grain

‘a direct steam-driven flour mill’;

Millnoun

a domestic device for grinding a solid substance to powder

‘a pepper mill’;

Millnoun

a factory fitted with machinery for a particular manufacturing process

‘a steel mill’; ‘a mill town’;

Millnoun

a piece of manufacturing machinery.

Millnoun

an engine.

Millnoun

a boxing match or a fist fight.

Millnoun

a monetary unit used only in calculations, worth one thousandth of a dollar.

Millverb

grind (something) in a mill

‘hard wheats are easily milled into white flour’;

Millverb

cut or shape (metal) with a rotating tool

‘in the machine shop we mill and grind the castings’;

Millverb

produce regular ribbed markings on the edge of (a coin) as a protection against illegal clipping

‘gold and silver coins were milled in order to prevent unscrupulous persons from shaving off the edges’;

Millverb

(of people or animals) move around in a confused mass

‘tourists were milling about in the lobby’;

Millverb

thicken (wool or another animal fibre) by fulling it

‘ordinary wool blankets are made by milling a woven wool fabric’;

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