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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

I always say, dare to struggle, dare to grin.
Wavy Gravy

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

'Dallas' hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR.
Larry Hagman

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

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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