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Grind

zero derivation Noun
A state of studying/working very hard to accomplish a goal
 
Formed from the verb grind meaning to do dull, hard work. The definition has broadened slightly to encompass all kinds of work or the daily load from school. The shift from this verb to a noun is used to describe the actual state a person is in whenever they are trying to finish their work. Many students talk about being on the grind before a party so that they can go out and have fun without having to worry about unfinished tasks afterwards.
Etymology : The word grind has a possible German origin and comes from the Old English word grindan. Like how another definition of grind means to reduce something by crushing it, this word has a similar connotation of reducing the amount of work someone has through labor.
Source : “It’s always a business day at Rice University #GrindNeverStops” – Friend’s message in GroupMe, November 2017
Last modified: 3 December 2017


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