Grind vs. Powder

Grind vs. Powder — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Grind and Powder

Grindverb

To reduce to small bits or crush to a fine powder

grind wheat into flour.grind coffee beans.

Powdernoun

A substance consisting of ground, pulverized, or otherwise finely dispersed solid particles.

Grindverb

To shape, sharpen, or refine with friction

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

Powdernoun

Any of various preparations in the form of powder, as certain cosmetics and medicines.

Grindverb

To rub (two surfaces) together harshly; gnash

grind one's teeth.

Powdernoun

A dry explosive mixture, such as gunpowder.

Grindverb

To bear down on harshly; crush

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

Powdernoun

Light dry snow.

Grindverb

To oppress or weaken gradually or persistently

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

Powderverb

To turn into or produce as a powder

tea that is powdered.

Grindverb

To operate by turning a crank

ground a hurdy-gurdy.

Powderverb

To put powder on

powdered the cake with sugar.

Grindverb

To instill or teach by persistent repetition

ground the truth into their heads.

Powderverb

To strew or ornament with small objects or flecks

The stars powdered the sky.

Grindverb

To perform the operation of grinding something.

Powdernoun

The fine particles which are the result of reducing dry substance by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or the result of decay; dust.

Grindverb

To become crushed, pulverized, or powdered by friction

Those coffee beans ground easily.

Powdernoun

(cosmetics) A mixture of fine dry, sweet-smelling particles applied to the face or other body parts, to reduce shine or to alleviate chaffing.

Grindverb

To move with noisy friction; grate

a train grinding along rusty rails.

Powdernoun

An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder.

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.

Powdernoun

(informal) powder snow Light, dry, fluffy snow.

Grindverb

(Informal) To devote oneself to study or work

grinding for a test.grinding away at housework.

Powdernoun

The colour powder blue.

Grindverb

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

Powderverb

(transitive) To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder.

Grindnoun

The act of grinding.

Powderverb

(transitive) To sprinkle with powder, or as if with powder.

to powder one's hair

Grindnoun

A crunching or grinding noise.

Powderverb

(intransitive) To use powder on the hair or skin.

Grindnoun

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

drip grind.

Powderverb

(intransitive) To turn into powder; to become powdery.

Grindnoun

Bits of ground coffee; grounds.

Powderverb

To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.

Grindnoun

(Informal) A laborious task, routine, or study

the daily grind.

Powdernoun

a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized

Grindnoun

(Informal) A student who works or studies excessively.

Powdernoun

a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

Grindnoun

(Slang) An erotic rotation of the pelvis.

Powdernoun

any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a powder

Grindverb

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

Powderverb

apply powder to;

She powdered her noseThe King wears a powdered wig

Grindverb

(transitive) To shape with the force of friction.

grind a lens; grind an axe

Powderverb

make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust;

pulverize the grains

Grindverb

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

Grindverb

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

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

Grindverb

To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.

Grindverb

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

Grindverb

(transitive) To oppress, hold down or weaken.

Grindverb

To rotate the hips erotically.

Grindverb

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

Grindverb

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

Grindverb

(transitive) To operate by turning a crank.

to grind an organ

Grindverb

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

Grindverb

To instill through repetitive teaching.

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

Grindverb

To eat.

Eh, brah, let's go grind.

Grindverb

To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.

Grindverb

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

Grindnoun

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

Grindnoun

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

Grindnoun

A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.

This bag contains espresso grind.

Grindnoun

A tedious and laborious task.

This homework is a grind.

Grindnoun

A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.

Grindnoun

One who studies hard; a swot.

Grindnoun

(uncountable) Grindcore subgenre of heavy metal

Grindnoun

(slang) hustle

Grindnoun

A traditional communal pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands.

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