But since they are wealthy men, they also know how to grind out a buck.
Every time we grind out our laps, we may, in some measure, be swimming in the fountain of youth.
Progress has somehow gone from an inspiring option to an individual mandate—a grim necessity we are obliged to grind out.
I thought you were going to grind out your Latin, cried a voice, presently.
Is that where you grind out the things the magazines reject?
Our public school is the mill that is to grind out this standard of morality, knowledge and patriotism common to all.
That is, when they are not forced to grind out their lives for a wage.
I must put my book away, and grind out those articles for Montgomery!
“Dance,” she commanded, as she began to grind out a tune upon the organ.
Just before she alighted Mrs. Barrett Weston touched a hidden lever and the automobile began to grind out a rag-time tune.
Old English grindan "to rub together, grate, scrape," forgrindan "destroy by crushing" (class III strong verb; past tense grand, past participle grunden), from Proto-Germanic *grindanan (cf. Dutch grenden), related to ground, from PIE *ghrendh- "to grind" (cf. Latin frendere "to gnash the teeth," Greek khondros "corn, grain," Lithuanian grendu "to scrape, scratch"). Meaning "to make smooth or sharp by friction" is from c.1300. Most other Germanic languages use a verb cognate with Latin molere (cf. Dutch malen, Old Norse mala, German mahlen).
late 12c., "gnashing the teeth," from grind (v.). The sense "steady, hard work" first recorded 1851 in college student slang (but cf. gerund-grinder, 1710); the meaning "hard-working student" is American English slang from 1864.
bump and grind, if you can't find 'em
(Ex. 32:20; Deut. 9:21; Judg. 16:21), to crush small (Heb. tahan); to oppress the poor (Isa. 3:5). The hand-mill was early used by the Hebrews (Num. 11:8). It consisted of two stones, the upper (Deut. 24:6; 2 Sam. 11:21) being movable and slightly concave, the lower being stationary. The grinders mentioned Eccl. 12:3 are the teeth. (See MILL.)