verb \ˈgrin\

: to smile widely


Full Definition of GRIN

intransitive verb
:  to draw back the lips so as to show the teeth especially in amusement or laughter; broadly :  smile
grin noun
grin·ner noun
grin·ning·ly \ˈgri-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of GRIN

  1. She continued to tease her brother, grinning wickedly.
  2. <grinned at the kids' fooling around in the pool>

Origin of GRIN

Middle English grennen, from Old English grennian; akin to Old High German grennen to snarl
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to GRIN

beam, smile

Rhymes with GRIN


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