What does grind mean?

To do something difficult

Grind is a term that refers to persevering when doing something difficult or performing repetitive tasks to attain a certain goal. The term is frequently used when talking about school tests and projects, working long hours, and rigorous exercise workouts.

Grind is often used by teenagers to complain about having to do work. It's also commonly used by athletes on social media when they brag about working out and say "rise and grind!"


I'm on a 16 hour grind at work and feel like I could die!
Rise and Grind meme
Rise and Grind meme

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Updated April 26, 2017

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