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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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Jeremy Wells led off the top of the ninth inning with a single and pinch-runner Jose Crisotomo moved up to third as reliever Matt Jackson got back-to-back ground outs to put the Emeralds one out away from a victory.
"Diaz got the two lefties out with ground outs and that is his job," Feliciano said.
Soria, after a bad first outing, had his second straight good one Friday against the Padres Friday, allowing one single and getting three ground outs.
Moore, drafted earlier this month by Seattle with a compensation pick following the second round, induced three ground outs and one fly out.
He advanced to third on a pair of ground outs, but was stranded there when O'Connor got the next batter to pop out.
Frost walked to lead off the eighth, moved to third on two straight ground outs, and Zach Diehl jumped on the first pitch he saw from Austin Butenschoen, singling up the middle for the eventual game-winner.