grind away


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Related to grind away: grind down
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
Plymouth were good value for their goal but a determination to grind away, particularly in midfield, pushed the Pilgrims ever deeper as they tried to protect their slender lead.
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.
Stewart, 22, said: "It was very tough and you just had to grind away as much as possible.
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.
A chipping hammer often is used to grind away the sand to leave a clean part.