Grin

Definition of Grin

n.1.A snare; a gin.
Like a bird that hasteth to his grin.
- Remedy of Love.
v. i.1.To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl.
[imp. & p. p. Grinned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grinning.]
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.
v. t.1.To express by grinning.
n.1.The act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile.
He showed twenty teeth at a grin.
- Addison.

Related Words

bright smile, broad grin, crack a smile, ear-to-ear grin, gleaming smile, glowing smile, grinning, idiotic grin, sardonic grin, simper, smile brightly, smiling, smirk, stupid grin, toothful grin
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