Examples of grime in a Sentence
The windows were coated with grime.
this new product really cuts through grime
Recent Examples of grime from the Web
Before vacuums, the standard technique for cleaning a rug was to hang it up outside and beat the dust and grime out of it with a paddle (known as a carpet beater).
And then there’s the Snowflake Jelly, which removes makeup, oil, and other extraneous face grime.
Across the board, there's also a focus on degunking, whether that's getting rid of pore grime, dead skin cells, or hair product buildup.
Creativity ished in this war zone of crime and grime.
Miller, an Encinitas resident, attended Beverly Hills High School but finds comfort amid the game’s grit and grime.
The camera carefully regards McBurney’s exposed, unconscious body while Miss Martha (Nicole Kidman) sponges the battle grime from his skin.
It is caked with mud and grime, but an ornate design is nevertheless visible.
Superstars of the grime music scene such as JME, Stormzy and Akala all tweeted, Instagrammed or Snapped their support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the days leading up to the election.
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Origin and Etymology of grime
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscrud, dirt, filth, gunk, muck, smut, soil
Related Wordsscum, sewage, sewerage, slime, sludge, swill; dross, dust [British], garbage, junk, litter, refuse, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste; crock [dialect], soot; dinginess, dirtiness, dustiness, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, nastiness, squalidness, uncleanliness, uncleanness
Near Antonymscleanliness, cleanness
GRIME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grime for English Language Learners
: dirt that covers a surface
GRIME Defined for Kids
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