grind away

grind away
verb
study intensively, as before an exam
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I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam

Syn:
cram, ↑drum, ↑bone up, ↑swot, ↑get up, ↑mug up, ↑swot up, ↑bone
Derivationally related forms: ↑swot (for: ↑swot), ↑crammer (for: ↑cram)
Hypernyms: ↑study, ↑hit the books
Verb Group: ↑cram
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something PP

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LABOUR, toil, work hard, slave (away), work one's fingers to the bone, work like a Trojan, work like a dog; informal slog, plug away, beaver away, work one's socks off; Brit. informal graft; poetic/literary travail; archaic drudge.
grind

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ˌgrind a ˈway [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they grind away he/she/it grinds away present participle grinding away past tense ground away past participle ground away] phrasal verb
to work hard and in a determined way over a long period of time, often on something that is boring or difficult
Thesaurus: to work hardsynonym
Main entry: grind

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work or study hard

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grind away [phrasal verb]
1 : to work or study in a steady, determined way

She was grinding away at her studies.

2 grind away (something) or grind (something) away : to remove (a part of something) by rubbing something rough against it

He uses a special tool to grind away the stone.

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Main Entry:grind

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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