grind away


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Related to grind away: grind down
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Verb1.grind away - study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
cram - prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
hit the books, study - learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
Translations

w>grind away

vischuften (inf); to grind away at somethingan etw (dat)schuften (inf)
References in classic literature ?
I'm not going to grind away and grind away all my life like father and you've done.
BORO had to clunk and grind away through a tough goalless draw with well-drilled Preston and rarely got into any kind of rhythm.
He was keen through the first half of the race at Clonmel and was a slightly reluctant leader at times, but it was refreshing to see him grind away and run out quite a convincing winner in the end.
Gentle on my skin, and I didn't need to grind away at my waterproof mascara.
They used acid and tried to grind away the names etched on the plaques so as they wouldn't be identifiable as memorials.
His injuries were so severe that doctors were forced to grind away two front sections of his skull to save his life and stop swelling to his brain.
Stewart, 22, said: "It was very tough and you just had to grind away as much as possible.
A more risky approach would be to extra carefully grind away enough of the latch material surrounding the pin to allow grasping and pulling it with small, long nose pliers.
Earlier, resuming the day at 14 without any loss in reply to Australia's 127 runs, Pakistan openers Imran Farhat (53) and Salman Butt (71) had a 109 run partnership for the first wicket before the middle order continued to grind away to 205-2.
Keep the grinder moving and apply only light pressure so you don't overheat the blade or grind away too much (Photo 3).