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grind out

1. To produce something by crushing or pulverizing, as through a machine. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grind" and "out." The workers in here are grinding out flour from grain.
2. To make, create, or produce something perfunctorily and unenthusiastically. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grind" and "out." How many of these stupid articles do I have to grind out before someone at the magazine takes my work seriously?
3. To work hard to do or accomplish something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grind" and "out." With hard work and a focus on defense, we should be able to grind out a victory against this team. It took hours to grind out a compromise, but we're finally in agreement now.
See also: grind, out

ground out

In baseball, to hit a ground ball that leads to one being called "out" (as by an opposing player fielding the ball and throwing to or tagging first base). You'll ground out for sure if you hit a grounder towards first.
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ground out

v. Baseball
To be put out by hitting a ground ball that is caught by the first base player or is thrown to first base by another player: The game ended when our best batter grounded out on a curve ball.
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He gave up a one-out single to Tim Salmon, got Garret Anderson to ground out to first, then worked a full count to Glaus.
When closer Eric Gagne got pinch-hitter Tom Lampkin to ground out with a runner on base to end it and register his 51st save, it capped an emotional day for the Dodgers.
However, the Padres rallied as pinch-hitter Gene Kingsale tripled in two runs and scored on Ramon Vazquez's ground out to pull the Padres within 6-5.
But they did end their scoreless streak at 21 innings in the eighth with Roberts' RBI ground out.
Gagne allowed three hits in 6 1/3 innings, Carrara got the Dodgers out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, Orosco got Todd Helton to ground out in the eighth and Shaw recorded his National League-leading 30th save.
Burbank got out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the first inning, when Herrera, who replaced starter Sean Jackson after just three batters, struck out Beal and got Chris Zakosek to ground out to shortstop.
Cal State Fullerton (36-20) loaded the bases with no outs, but Traber retired Chris Beck on a fly out, Jake Epstein on a sacrifice fly and Aaron Rifkin on a ground out to end the game.