grind
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grind(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to crush)
a. moler
Use a blender to grind the coffee beans into a powder.Muele los granos de café en la licuadora hasta que se hagan polvo.
b. machacar
Grind salt, pepper, oregano, and basil with a mortar.Machaca sal, pimienta, orégano y albahaca en un mortero.
c. pulverizar
This mill is used to grind wheat, rye, and rice.Este molino se utiliza para pulverizar trigo, centeno y arroz.
2. (to chop meat finely)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. moler
I'm grinding pork to make homemade hamburgers.Estoy moliendo carne de cerdo para hacer hamburguesas caseras.
b. triturar
Grind the meat, add the spices, and let it marinate for an hour.Tritura la carne, añade las especias y déjala marinar por una hora.
c. picar (River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
If you don't have a food processor to grind the meat, you can chop it finely with a knife.Si no tienes un procesador de alimentos para picar la carne, puedes cortarla en trocitos con un cuchillo.
3. (to clench)
a. rechinar (teeth)
I have to sleep with a mouth guard so I don't grind my teeth while I'm asleep.Tengo que dormir con un protector bucal para no rechinar los dientes mientras duermo.
4. (to sharpen)
a. afilar
Grind the blade to remove all dents.Afila la cuchilla para quitarle todas las mellas.
5. (to polish)
a. pulir
Cut the wine bottle and grind it to make a glass.Corta la botella de vino y púlela para hacer un vaso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to move with friction)
a. rechinar
The driver slammed his foot on the brake and the wheels ground.El conductor frenó con fuerza y las llantas rechinaron.
b. chirriar
The chair ground loudly against the floor when Diana moved it.La silla chirrió con fuerza en el piso cuando Diana la arrastró.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drudgery)
a. el trabajo pesado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How's your new job? - It's a grind, but it's good money.¿Qué tal tu nuevo puesto? - Es trabajo pesado, pero paga bien.
b. el rollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
This math homework is a grind. I need a break.Esta tarea de matemáticas es un rollo. Necesito un descanso.
c. la rutina diaria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sometimes I get bored with the daily grind.A veces me aburre la rutina diaria.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(diligent student)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el empollón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la empollona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Adele is a grind. She studies all day and never wants to go out with us.Adele es una empollona. Se la pasa estudiando todo el día y nunca quiere salir con nosotros.
b. el matado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la matada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I assigned the task to Matt. He is a grind so he will complete it on time.Le asigné la tarea a Matt. Es un matado así que la terminará a tiempo.
c. el traga
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la traga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Laura is a grind. She gets the highest grade in every assignment.Laura es una traga. Saca la calificación más alta en todos los trabajos.
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grind
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (work)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the daily grindla rutina diaria
what a grind!¡qué rollo de trabajo!
2. (student)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el empollón(ona)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la empollón(ona)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. el matado(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la matado(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
c. el traga
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la traga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (grain, coffee)
a. moler
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to grind something/somebody under one's heelhacer añicos algo/a alguien
to grind one's teethhacer rechinar los dientes
5. (polish; glass)
a. pulir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (wheels, gears)
a. chirriar
to grind to a haltdetenerse con estrépito
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grind [ɡraɪnd] ground (past)
transitive verb
1 [+coffee] moler; [+corn, flour] moler; machacar; [+stone] pulverizar; (US) (Cookery) [+meat] picar
to grind sth into or to a powder reducir algo a polvo; pulverizar algo; to grind sth into the earth clavar algo en el suelo; to grind one's teeth rechinar los dientes
2 (sharpen) [+knife] amolar; afilar
3 (polish) [+gem, lens] esmerilar
intransitive verb
[+machine etc] funcionar con dificultad
to grind against ludir ruidosamente con; to grind to a halt or standstill pararse en seco
noun
(dull hard work) trabajo (m) pesado
the work was such a grind el trabajo era tan pesado; the daily grind la rutina diaria
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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rise and grind
levántate y a darle
grind on me
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