Definition of Grind away

1. Verb. Study intensively, as before an exam. "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

Exact synonyms: Bone, Bone Up, Cram, Drum, Get Up, Mug Up, Swot, Swot Up
Related verbs: Cram
Generic synonyms: Hit The Books, Study
Derivative terms: Crammer, Crammer, Swot



Lexicographical Neighbors of Grind Away

grimmest
grimness
grimnesses
grimoire
grimoires
grimselite
grimsir
grimsirs
grimy
grin
grin and bear it
grin like a Cheshire cat
grinch
grinches
grind
grind away (current term)
grind down
grind one's gears
grind organ
grind out
grind to a halt
grindable
grindcore
grinde
grinded
grindelia
grindelias
grinder
grinderies
grinders

Literary usage of Grind away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1847)
"grind away as busily as the one mill had ground before! He was struck dumb with terror, ... Meanwhile the mills continued to grind away busily, ..."

2. History of Corn Milling by Richard Bennett, John Elton (1898)
"Yet Mitylene—his still— Suffers his edicts to bind her. Grind, grind away, mill. There is here no suggestion of the mill turning: Plutarch's «\si p. ..."

3. History of Corn Milling by Richard Bennett (1898)
"11 Grind, grind away, mill, Ts r- uc Pittacus, too, was a grinder ; 1868,277. ... Grind, grind away, mill. There is here no suggestion of the mill turning: ..."

4. The Scrap Book (1906)
"Arter the wibra- tion had run through him a little time, he would screech out: " Toby, I feel my property coming— grind away! I'm counting my guineas by ..."

5. Life and Remains of the Rev. R. H. Quick by Robert Hebert Quick (1899)
"But it is the things, in a broad sense including living things, that interest children, and when you disconnect the symbols and grind away at them, ..."

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