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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ His hand were black with grime from working on the car.
▪ On one wall of the entryway hangs a large oil painting, covered with grime.
▪ Cold Cream Cleanser dissolves grime and waterproof make-up.
▪ Greedily she swallowed her saliva mixed with his salty, sweaty grime.
▪ It is subject to grease and grime from the hands, occasional coffee spills, cigarette ash, dead flies and sandwich crumbs.
▪ Just bloody London with its grime and filthy streets and the booze.
▪ Sonny scraped his fingernail along the soft grime on the lip of the oak table.
▪ The burgundy skirt was smeared with grime and buttons were missing from her gaping blouse.
▪ The lichen-crusted walls bedecked with city grime capture my attention time and time again.
▪ Then the task of cleaning up the grime, and oil, and soot begins.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Grime \Grime\, n. [Cf. Dan. grim, griim, lampblack, soot, grime, Icel. gr[imac]ma mask, sort of hood, OD. grijmsel, grimsel, soot, smut, and E. grimace.] Foul matter; dirt, rubbed in; sullying blackness, deeply ingrained.


Grime \Grime\, v. t. To sully or soil deeply; to dirt.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1580s, of uncertain origin, probably alteration of Middle English grim "dirt, filth" (early 14c.), from Middle Low German greme "dirt," from Proto-Germanic *grim- "to smear" (cognates: Flemish grijm, Middle Dutch grime "soot, mask"), from PIE root *ghrei- "to rub." The verb was Middle English grymen (mid-15c.) but was replaced early 16c. by begrime.


n. dirt, grease, soot, etc. that is ingrained and difficult to remove. vb. To begrime; to cake with dirt


n. the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: dirt, filth, soil, stain, grease, grunge]


v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!" [syn: dirty, soil, begrime, colly, bemire] [ant: clean]

Grime (album)

Grime may refer to:

  • Dirt
  • Grime music, a genre of music
  • Grime (album), an album by Iniquity
  • GrimE, an adventure game engine

Usage examples of "grime".

Inoshiro flexed vis facial actuators experimentally, shearing off mulch and grime.

She was dressed simply, and Bertillon saw grime from her forays into the abbey had left a stain on her shawl.

Now, at the one rest and sleep stop Boolean had decided upon for all their sakes, Charley and Dorion were both at last able to get themselves clean of days of grime and garbage.

Then he bade the mutes wash the blood and grime from us with wet cloths, and after that we were laid down upon piles of aromatic grass, and instantly fell into the dead sleep of absolute exhaustion of mind and body.

The brown and blue dyes were colorfast, though city grime had darkened the cloth to the point that you almost had to know the pattern to recognize it.

Marco had gone back several centuries, between removing the new paint and the grime that had so discolored the original canvas.

His gasmask facepiece was misted within and coated by grime without, but ahead he could make out the figure of a Moro, half crouched, a heavy revolver in one hand, a neckerchief wrapped over nose and mouth.

The cheap little handbasin, grudgingly put in together with the radiator by the ownership, was polished and shone: no rim of grime around the taps.

On either side were closed double doors of heartwood, their intricate carvings half-hidden under layers of dust, grease and grime.

As Herm splashed the warm liquid over his face, he started to feel better, and Nico removed most of the grime that he had somehow acquired during the night.

It was grimed from working with his mother in the hydroponic garden, transplanting mutant seedlings, and the thumbnail was broken.

The oval plot at the center that had been populated with violet lilies and pale yellow jewelweed when Grimes had visited was now overgrown with thick grasses that were strangling the few perennials that had survived.

As Kerrie and be hustled from the car and up the front walk, Roman prayed he was wrong about Loverboy--that Bud Grimes had been killed by a revenge-seeking ex-con.

I remember onst the Vigilantes hung Uncle Jeppard Grimes, and it taken us three hours to bring him to after we cut him down.

The fine latticework on the round windows and the carved openwork over the doorways were coated with grime.