Crush vs. Grind

Crush vs. Grind — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Crush and Grind

Crushverb

To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure

The falling rock crushed the car.

Grindverb

To reduce to small bits or crush to a fine powder

grind wheat into flour.grind coffee beans.

Crushverb

To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.

Grindverb

To shape, sharpen, or refine with friction

grind scissors to a fine edge.grind lenses for eyeglasses.

Crushverb

To put down with force; subdue

The regime crushed the rebellion.

Grindverb

To rub (two surfaces) together harshly; gnash

grind one's teeth.
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Crushverb

To overwhelm or oppress severely

spirits that had been crushed by rejection and failure.

Grindverb

To bear down on harshly; crush

The team's spirit was ground down by harsh losses.

Crushverb

To defeat overwhelmingly

Our team was crushed in the playoffs.

Grindverb

To oppress or weaken gradually or persistently

“Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law” (Oliver Goldsmith).

Crushverb

To crumple or rumple

crushed the freshly ironed shirt.

Grindverb

To operate by turning a crank

ground a hurdy-gurdy.
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Crushverb

To hug, especially with great force.

Grindverb

To instill or teach by persistent repetition

ground the truth into their heads.

Crushverb

To hit or propel with great force

a swing of the bat that crushed a fastball over the wall.

Grindverb

To perform the operation of grinding something.

Crushverb

To press upon, shove, or crowd.

Grindverb

To become crushed, pulverized, or powdered by friction

Those coffee beans ground easily.

Crushverb

To extract or obtain by pressing or squeezing

crush juice from a grape.

Grindverb

To move with noisy friction; grate

a train grinding along rusty rails.

Crushverb

To be or become crushed

Aluminum cans crush easily.

Grindverb

past tense and past participle grind·ed(grīndĭd) To ride a skateboard, a snowboard, or skis over a grind rail or narrow surface, often with the board or skis at right angles to the direction of movement.

Crushverb

To proceed or move by crowding or pressing

The fans crushed forward to get a glimpse of the movie star.

Grindverb

(Informal) To devote oneself to study or work

grinding for a test.grinding away at housework.

Crushnoun

The act of crushing or the pressure involved in crushing

matter superheated by the crush of gravity around black holes.

Grindverb

past tense and past participle grind·ed(grīndĭd) Slang To rotate the pelvis erotically, as while dancing or performing a striptease.

Crushnoun

A great crowd

a crush of spectators.

Grindnoun

The act of grinding.

Crushnoun

A substance prepared by or as if by crushing, especially a fruit drink

orange crush.

Grindnoun

A crunching or grinding noise.

Crushnoun

A usually temporary infatuation

had a crush on her friend's cousin.

Grindnoun

A specific grade or degree of pulverization, as of coffee beans

drip grind.

Crushnoun

One who is the object of such an infatuation.

Grindnoun

Bits of ground coffee; grounds.

Crushnoun

A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.

Grindnoun

(Informal) A laborious task, routine, or study

the daily grind.

Crushnoun

Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd.

Grindnoun

(Informal) A student who works or studies excessively.

Crushnoun

A crowd that produces uncomfortable pressure.

a crush at a reception

Grindnoun

(Slang) An erotic rotation of the pelvis.

Crushnoun

A violent crowding.

Grindverb

(transitive) To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.

Crushnoun

A crowd control barrier.

Grindverb

(transitive) To shape with the force of friction.

grind a lens; grind an axe

Crushnoun

An infatuation or affection for someone you are not dating.

I've had a huge crush on her since we met many years ago.

Grindverb

(metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.

Crushnoun

The human object of such infatuation or affection.

Grindverb

(intransitive) To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.

This corn grinds well.Steel grinds to a sharp edge.

Crushnoun

A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling.

Grindverb

To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.

Crushnoun

(dated) A party or festive function.

Grindverb

To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.

Crushnoun

(Australia) The process of crushing cane to remove the raw sugar, or the season that this process takes place in.

Grindverb

(transitive) To oppress, hold down or weaken.

Crushverb

To press between two hard objects; to squeeze so as to alter the natural shape or integrity of it, or to force together into a mass.

to crush grapes

Grindverb

To rotate the hips erotically.

Crushverb

To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding

to crush quartz

Grindverb

(slang) To dance in a sexually suggestive way with both partners in very close proximity, often pressed against each other.

Crushverb

(figurative) To overwhelm by pressure or weight.

After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections

Grindverb

To repeat a task a large number of times in a row to achieve a specific goal.

Crushverb

To oppress or grievously burden.

Grindverb

(transitive) To operate by turning a crank.

to grind an organ

Crushverb

To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.

Grindverb

To produce mechanically and repetitively as if by turning a crank.

Crushverb

(intransitive) To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force

an eggshell crushes easily

Grindverb

To instill through repetitive teaching.

Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.

Crushverb

(intransitive) To feel infatuation or unrequited love.

She's crushing on him.

Grindverb

To eat.

Eh, brah, let's go grind.

Crushnoun

leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

Grindverb

To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.

Crushnoun

a dense crowd of people

Grindverb

To annoy or irritate (a person); to grind one's gears.

Crushnoun

temporary love of an adolescent

Grindnoun

The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.

Crushnoun

the act of crushing

Grindnoun

Something that has been reduced to powder, something that has been ground.

Crushverb

come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority;

The government oppresses political activists

Grindnoun

A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.

This bag contains espresso grind.

Crushverb

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;

crush an aluminum cansqueeze a lemon

Grindnoun

A tedious and laborious task.

This homework is a grind.

Crushverb

come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;

Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championshipWe beat the competitionHarvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Grindnoun

A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.

Crushverb

break into small pieces;

The car crushed the toy

Grindnoun

One who studies hard; a swot.

Crushverb

humiliate or depress completely;

She was crushed by his refusal of her invitationThe death of her son smashed her

Grindnoun

(uncountable) Grindcore subgenre of heavy metal

Crushverb

crush or bruise;

jam a toe

Grindnoun

(slang) hustle

Crushverb

make ineffective;

Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination

Grindnoun

A traditional communal pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands.

Crushverb

become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure;

The plastic bottle crushed against the wall

Grindnoun

an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively

Grindnoun

hard monotonous routine work

Grindnoun

the act of grinding to a powder or dust

Grindverb

press or grind with a crunching noise

Grindverb

make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together;

grate one's teeth in anger

Grindverb

reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;

grind the spices in a mortarmash the garlic

Grindverb

work hard;

She was digging away at her math homeworkLexicographers drudge all day long

Grindverb

dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced