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grin



Pronunciation: (grin), [key]
v., grinned, grin•ning,
n.


v.i.
1. to smile broadly, esp. as an indication of pleasure, amusement, or the like.
2. to draw back the lips so as to show the teeth, as a snarling dog or a person in pain.
3. to show or be exposed through an opening, crevice, etc.

v.t.
to express or produce by grinning: The little boy grinned his approval of the gift.

n.
1. a broad smile.
2. the act of producing a broad smile.
3. the act of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth, as in anger or pain.

grin



Pronunciation: (grin), [key]
n., v., grinned, grin•ning.


n.
Chiefly Scot.a snare like a running noose.

v.t.
to catch in a nooselike snare.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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