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grin

grin

 
pronunciation:
grIn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: grinned, grinning, grins
definition 1: to smile broadly, so that the teeth are revealed.
When she realized her food was being praised, the woman grinned with pleasure.The little boy grinned at his mother as she held up the puppy.
antonyms:
grimace
similar words:
beam, smile
definition 2: to expose the teeth, as if smiling.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express by grinning.
She grinned her approval.
antonyms:
scowl
similar words:
smile
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a broad smile that shows the teeth, or the act of producing such a smile.
Judging by the grin on his face, she had no doubt that he had done very well on the exam.She took his picture in the middle of his big grin.
antonyms:
grimace
similar words:
smile
definition 2: an act or the condition of exposing the teeth, as if smiling.
a death-grin
similar words:
rictus, smile
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derivations: grinningly (adv.), grinner (n.)
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