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grin

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verb \ˈgrin\

Simple Definition of grin

  • : to smile widely

Full Definition of grin

grinnedgrin·ning

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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 play \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

Rhymes with grin




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