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grind

[ɡraɪnd]

(pt, pp ground)

  1. VT

    1. [+ coffee] moler; [+ corn, flour] moler, machacar; [+ stone] pulverizar; (US) (Culin) [+ meat] picar

    2. (=sharpen) [+ knife] amolar, afilar

    3. (=polish) [+ gem, lens] esmerilar

  2. [machine etc] funcionar con dificultad

    1. N * (=dull hard work) trabajo m pesado

Examples from texts

Sample preparation - sample shall be finely ground and mixed thoroughly using a process, e.g., dry grind with a vertical cutter mixer type mill, that has been demonstrated to provide the lowest sample preparation variance.
Preparación de las muestras: La muestra se molerá finamente y se mezclara bien con un proceso, p. ej. molido en seco con un molino tipo mezcladora y cortadora vertical que haya demostrado ofrecer la variación menor en la preparación de las muestras.
© FAO y OMS 2011
© FAO and WHO 2011
"Our models predict fields and currents in Earth's upper atmosphere and propagate these currents down to the ground."
"Nuestros modelos predicen los campos y las corrientes en la atmósfera superior y extienden estas corrientes hasta la superficie de la Tierra".
It grinds machinery and seals, and damages human lungs.
El regolito restriega la maquinaria y las juntas, y daña los pulmones humanos.
Snow on the ground also reflects sunlight back into space, which helps cool the planet.
La nieve del suelo refleja la luz del Sol hacia el espacio, lo que contribuye a enfriar el planeta.
"Because most of the water that falls on the ground goes up in evaporation, evaporation is a huge component of the total surface water," explains Limaye.
"Porque la mayoría del agua que cae al suelo se evapora y la evaporación es un enorme componente del total del agua que hay en la superficie", explica Limaye.
He fell back, spluttering great gouts of blood as Cato wrenched his blade free, knocked his opponent to the ground with his shield and turned to look for another enemy.
Cayó hacia atrás y derramó unos enormes goterones de sangre cuando Cato sacó la espada de su cuerpo, lo tiró al suelo y se volvió en busca de otro enemigo.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
The second fighter was wearing black, purple, and red striped shorts and looked surprised that the other fighter wasn't still on the ground.
El segundo llevaba un pantalón a rayas negras, violetas y rojas y parecía sorprendido de que el otro aún no estuviera en el suelo.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
But there are paths known to the smugglers running by the little island of higher ground, where the ruins of the founders' church stands, out to the river.
Pero los contrabandistas conocen senderos que pasan junto al montículo en el que se alzan las ruinas de la iglesia primitiva, cerca del río.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
Dave kicked the Huey over in a diving turn that had the rotor blades almost perpendicular to the ground for several seconds.
Durante unos segundos, Dave inició una zambullida con los rotores casi perpendiculares al suelo.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
Whereas the results of the ground vegetation assessment are already recorded and the common methodology and the format for the data submission are to be added to Regulation (EC) No 1091/94;
Considerando que ya se han registrado los resultados de la evaluación sobre el sotobosque y que la metodología común y el formato utilizados para la presentación de datos deben incorporarse en el Reglamento (CE) n° 1091/94;
Even now, I would not go so far as to say it is a bad staff plan; after all, it enables a staff of four to cover an unexpected amount of ground.
Aun así, no me atrevería a decir que se trataba de una mala planificación. Después de todo, permitía que un servicio de cuatro personas abarcara un gran abanico de actividades.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
"Use": the use of area in terms of the type of crop or ground cover or the absence of a crop;
"utilización": la utilización que se haga de la superficie en términos de tipo de cultivo o cubierta vegetal o la ausencia de los mismos;
'Yes. I wanted Compton's guts spilling out on the ground like with the rabbit my father'd shot with number-six pellets a couple of months earlier.
– Sí, quería ver las entrañas de Compton derramándose en el suelo como las de ese conejo que mi padre había tumbado con cartuchos número 6 un par de meses antes.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
Over millions of years this process makes a dark reddish-brown oil or tar like substance that sticks to the ground.
Durante millones de años, este proceso ha producido un aceite rojizo-amarronado oscuro, o sustancia parecida al alquitrán, que se adhiere al suelo.
(d)use of public ground;
d)la utilización del suelo público;

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grind1/5
ɡraɪndmoler; moler; machacar; pulverizar; picarExamples

to grind sth into or to a powder — reducir algo a polvo, pulverizar algo
to grind sth into the earth — clavar algo en el suelo
to grind one's teeth — rechinar los dientes

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Collocations

fishing ground
zona de pesca
ground cover
cubierta vegetal
ground station
estación terrestre
above ground level
por encima del nivel del suelo
breeding ground
campo de cultivo
ground nut
cacahuete
camping ground
camping
camping ground
campamento
ground swell
mar de fondo
trail on the ground
arrastrar
ground floor
bajo
at ground level
a ras de tierra
ground floor
bajos
ground coffee
café molido
sports ground
campo de deportes

Word forms

grind

verb
Basic forms
Pastground
Imperativegrind
Present Participle (Participle I)grinding
Past Participle (Participle II)ground
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I grindwe grind
you grindyou grind
he/she/it grindsthey grind
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am grindingwe are grinding
you are grindingyou are grinding
he/she/it is grindingthey are grinding
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have groundwe have ground
you have groundyou have ground
he/she/it has groundthey have ground
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been grindingwe have been grinding
you have been grindingyou have been grinding
he/she/it has been grindingthey have been grinding
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I groundwe ground
you groundyou ground
he/she/it groundthey ground
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was grindingwe were grinding
you were grindingyou were grinding
he/she/it was grindingthey were grinding
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had groundwe had ground
you had groundyou had ground
he/she/it had groundthey had ground
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been grindingwe had been grinding
you had been grindingyou had been grinding
he/she/it had been grindingthey had been grinding
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will grindwe shall/will grind
you will grindyou will grind
he/she/it will grindthey will grind
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be grindingwe shall/will be grinding
you will be grindingyou will be grinding
he/she/it will be grindingthey will be grinding
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have groundwe shall/will have ground
you will have groundyou will have ground
he/she/it will have groundthey will have ground
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been grindingwe shall/will have been grinding
you will have been grindingyou will have been grinding
he/she/it will have been grindingthey will have been grinding
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would grindwe should/would grind
you would grindyou would grind
he/she/it would grindthey would grind
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be grindingwe should/would be grinding
you would be grindingyou would be grinding
he/she/it would be grindingthey would be grinding
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have groundwe should/would have ground
you would have groundyou would have ground
he/she/it would have groundthey would have ground
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been grindingwe should/would have been grinding
you would have been grindingyou would have been grinding
he/she/it would have been grindingthey would have been grinding
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am groundwe are ground
you are groundyou are ground
he/she/it is groundthey are ground
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being groundwe are being ground
you are being groundyou are being ground
he/she/it is being groundthey are being ground
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been groundwe have been ground
you have been groundyou have been ground
he/she/it has been groundthey have been ground
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was groundwe were ground
you were groundyou were ground
he/she/it was groundthey were ground
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being groundwe were being ground
you were being groundyou were being ground
he/she/it was being groundthey were being ground
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been groundwe had been ground
you had been groundyou had been ground
he/she/it had been groundthey had been ground
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be groundwe shall/will be ground
you will be groundyou will be ground
he/she/it will be groundthey will be ground
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been groundwe shall/will have been ground
you will have been groundyou will have been ground
he/she/it will have been groundthey will have been ground

grind

noun
SingularPlural
Common casegrindgrinds
Possessive casegrind'sgrinds'