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Definition of grind noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    boring activity
  1. 1[singular] (informal) an activity that is tiring or boring and takes a lot of time the daily grind of a long commute to work It's a long grind to the top of that particular profession.
  2. of machines
  3. 2[singular] the unpleasant noise made by machines
  4. of person
  5. 3[countable] (informal) a person who spends too much time working or studying
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: grind