Grin meaning

grĭn
The act of grinning.
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To express with a grin.

I grinned my approval.

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The facial expression produced by grinning.
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To smile broadly, often baring the teeth, as in amusement, glee, embarrassment, or other strong emotion.
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To express by grinning.
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The act or look of one who grins.
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To draw back the lips and show the teeth in pain, scorn, etc.
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To smile broadly as in amusement or pleasure, or, sometimes, in embarrassment.
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The definition of a grin is a smile or expression of happiness.

A happy smile on your face is an example of a grin.

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To grin is defined as to smile or make an expression that indicates great happiness.

When you feel very happy and you smile, this is an example of a situation where you grin.

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A smile in which the lips are parted to reveal the teeth.
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(intransitive) To smile, parting the lips so as to show the teeth.

Why do you grin? Did I say something funny?

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To express by grinning.

She grinned pleasure at his embarrassment.

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(intransitive, dated) To show the teeth, like a snarling dog.
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(obsolete) A snare; a gin.
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grin and bear it
  • to accept philosophically something burdensome or painful
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of grin

  • Middle English grennen to grimace from Old English grennian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Before 1000 CE - From Middle English grinnen, from Old English grennian compare to Old High German grennan (“to mutter”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English

    From Wiktionary