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grin

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verb \ˈgrin\

Simple Definition of grin

  • : to smile widely

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grin

grinnedgrinning

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to draw back the lips so as to show the teeth especially in amusement or laughter; broadly :  smile

grin noun
grinner noun
grinningly play \ˈgri-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of grin in a sentence

  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



GRIN Defined for Kids

1

grin

play
verb \ˈgrin\

Definition of grin for Students

grinnedgrinning

  1. :  to smile broadly showing teeth




2

grin

play
noun

Definition of grin for Students

  1. :  a broad smile that shows teeth





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