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Definition of Grin

Grin

  1. A snare; a gin.
  2. To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl.
  3. 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.
  4. To express by grinning.
  5. The act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile.

Grin Quotations

We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

All nature wears one universal grin.
Henry Fielding

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
Winston Churchill

The order of the world is always right - such is the judgment of God. For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind, the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin.
Jean Baudrillard

There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse.
William James
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Grin Translations

grin in French is rictus
grin in German is Grinsen
grin in Italian is ghigno
grin in Norwegian is smile bredt, glise
grin in Spanish is mueca
grin in Swedish is flin, grina, grin, flina
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