(Grim"ly), adv. In a grim manner; fiercely. Shak.
(Grimme) n. [Cf. F. grimme.] (Zoöl.) A West African antelope (Cephalophus rufilotus) of a
deep bay color, with a broad dorsal stripe of black; called also conquetoon.
(Grim"ness) n. [AS. grimnes.] Fierceness of look; sternness; crabbedness; forbiddingness.
(Grim"sir) n. A stern man. [Obs.] Burton.
(Grim"y) a. [Compar. Grimier ; superl. Grimiest.] Full of grime; begrimed; dirty; foul.
(Grin) n. [AS. grin.] A snare; a gin. [Obs.]
Like a bird that hasteth to his grin.Remedy of Love.
(Grin), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grinned (grind); p. pr. & vb. n. Grinning.] [OE. grinnen, grennen,
AS. grennian, Sw. grina; akin to D. grijnen, G. greinen, OHG. grinan, Dan. grine. &radic35. Cf.
1. To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl.
2. To set the teeth together and open the lips, or to open the mouth and withdraw the lips from the
teeth, so as to show them, as in laughter, scorn, or pain.
The pangs of death do make him grin.Shak.
(Grin), v. t. To express by grinning.
Grinned horrible a ghastly smile.Milton.
(Grin), n. The act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing
the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile. I. Watts.
He showed twenty teeth at a grin.Addison.
(Grind) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ground ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grinding.] [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L.
frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]
1. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce
as by the action of millstones.
Take the millstones, and grind meal.Is. xivii. 2.
2. To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or
drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.
3. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
To grind the subject or defraud the prince.Dryden.
4. To study hard for examination. [College Slang]
(Grind) v. i.
1. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones.
Into the common prison, there to grind.