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grind

1. verb, informal To engage in some activity with great intensity, devotion, or dedication. Everyone else has been grinding for their exams this week, so there hasn't been much to do. Our team has been grinding away at this project for months.
2. verb, slang To rotate one's hips and pelvis in an erotic or suggestive manner, especially while dancing. Some guy came up and started grinding against me on the dance floor.
3. noun, informal A tedious or laborious routine, especially of work or study. I'm lucky to have a job in today's economy, but this daily grind is starting to get me down.
4. noun, slang A student who studies or works to an excessive amount or degree. Primarily heard in US. Come on, Tom, don't be such a grind. It's Saturday night—come have some fun for a change!
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grind

in. to sell drugs. He told the cops he wasn’t grinding, but they found his junk.
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