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.
TIP is the Romanian word for "type." " The problem is that unscrupulous dealers have been known to grind away the TIP mark, which, when done professionally, leaves no trace.
The YM grind away eventually With the YM a man down due to a yellow card, York took full advantage and pressed the home defence once again.
He would literally climb in, weld the intricate pieces together, drag the work out of the buoy, invert it, join the two halves, and painstakingly grind away the welding seams.
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.
However, Cornwall continued to grind away and gain momentum with each race.
'Gentle on my skin, and I didn't need to grind away at my waterproof mascara.
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."