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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
grin
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a grinning face
▪ He looked down at the boy’s grinning face.
a smile/grin/frown on sb’s face
▪ There was a mischievous grin on her face.
▪ He was reading the newspaper with a frown on his face.
a toothless smile/grin
▪ He gave us a toothless grin.
an embarrassed smile/laugh/grin
▪ Lucy gave an embarrassed smile and looked down at her feet.
cheeky grin
▪ a chubby five-year-old with a cheeky grin
crooked smile/grin
▪ His lips curled into a crooked smile.
gap-toothed smile/grin
give a smile/laugh/grin/frown/yawn etc
▪ She gave a little frown.
▪ Joel gave me a smile as I walked in.
▪ He gave her a big hug.
grin and bear it (=accept it without complaining)
▪ It was a horrible job but she had to grin and bear it.
shamefaced smile/grin
sheepish grin
▪ a sheepish grin
stifle a yawn/smile/grin etc
▪ I tried to stifle my laughter.
wear a smile/frown/grin etc
▪ His face wore a welcoming smile.
wide smile/grin
▪ As he ran toward me, his face broke into a wide grin.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
back
▪ Joe laughed and the boy grinned back.
▪ It was infectious, and I grinned back at her.
▪ Dolores stood back grinning, urging Ruth to go on in.
▪ He sang a few bars and grinned at her, and she grinned back.
▪ Joanna grinned back, her serene beauty sparkling into the quick, unexpected mischief that Isabel had seen in fitzAlan.
▪ I grin back just to show them.
▪ He turned his head upon its axis and grinned back over his shoulders at the hushed crowd.
▪ The man on the floor who had jacked up grinned at her and she found herself grinning back.
broadly
▪ Li Yuan grinned broadly, enjoying himself.
▪ The man grinned broadly when he heard Nate.
down
▪ She could see him now, grinning down at her with his sticky crimson teeth.
sheepishly
▪ Zach collapsed on the bed and grinned sheepishly at them.
▪ Kazanow grins sheepishly at the cheers before rejoining the fray below, the easy warmth between band and benefactor plainly apparent.
still
▪ I walked away, still grinning.
▪ He just climbed up into his cabin, still grinning, occasionally giggling, and started his engine.
▪ He turned back to stare at me as he was hauled off and he was still grinning.
Still grinning faintly at such unaccustomed fancies, he grasped the iron handle and carefully pushed the gate open.
■ NOUN
ear
▪ He was grinning from ear to ear and pointing his finger up to the flies.
face
▪ The bearded face of its rider grinned.
▪ He hadn't seen the body of the figure, only its face grinning at him, the eyes bulging like sap.
▪ Bernard Walton's face grinned patronizingly down from the wall.
head
▪ I winked at my self, jiggled my head about, grinned.
▪ He kneels by my head, grinning.
man
▪ The man grinned, seeing the defeat in Riven's eyes, and beat down his blade.
▪ He turned away from the other man and grinned crookedly in greeting.
▪ The man grinned broadly when he heard Nate.
▪ The man grinned, all teeth, and charged at Trent fast, the knife driving at his belly.
tooth
▪ The man grinned, all teeth, and charged at Trent fast, the knife driving at his belly.
▪ Mr Barraza was grinning, his teeth bright, his bulk overshadowing both of us.
■ VERB
ask
▪ I asked my grinning neighbor what the title meant.
stand
▪ Dolores stood back grinning, urging Ruth to go on in.
▪ Two or three of my colleagues are also standing out there, grinning like goons.
▪ He unwound himself and stood up, grinned unrepentantly at them both and sauntered out.
▪ He remained standing and grinned all the wider.
▪ Two shiny hearses were standing outside, waiting; the black-capped drivers were standing together smoking and grinning over a joke.
turn
▪ Weasel turned and grinned expectantly at his companion, who grunted and handed over a coin from his pouch.
▪ He turned and grinned, the smile consuming his entire face.
▪ He turned around again and grinned weakly at Druellae.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
broad smile/grin
smile/grin broadly
▪ Eventually he turns to me smiling broadly.
▪ Li Yuan grinned broadly, enjoying himself.
▪ Neville smiled broadly and turned towards the pumps.
▪ She smiles broadly when her name is called.
▪ The man took a well-timed opportunity to smile broadly, a smile that said everything if one knew how to read.
▪ They approached each other without hesitation, shook hands as if they were close friends and smiled broadly.
smile/grin etc from ear to ear
▪ Father smiled from ear to ear, and he and I both ate like fiends.
▪ He was grinning from ear to ear and pointing his finger up to the flies.
▪ Randolph, smiling from ear to ear, quickly dressed into warm clothes and set out towards the toy factory.
▪ Standing at the kitchen counter, shuffling his feet to the music, he caught himself smiling from ear to ear.
toothy smile/grin
▪ Bafflingly for Barry, his hairy chest, toothy grin and even his ale and hearty tum couldn't win her over.
▪ He gave her a wide toothy grin, and immediately realized it was exactly the wrong approach.
▪ He is small for his age with large brown eyes, a toothy smile, sloping shoulders and a readiness to please.
▪ Her son holding his head beside the big carved pumpkin, mimicking a wide, toothy grin.
▪ Mike Dawson was sitting at a dead computer, strumming the keyboard and offering a toothy smile to an invisible audience.
▪ The toothy grin of this naturally modest farmer's son was less than villainous at the finish.
▪ The vessel features Major giving a toothy grin, considerably broader than the one on the Thatcher mug.
▪ Those who remembered him with his barrow recalled a cheerful, toothy smile, an infectious, confidence-inspiring laugh.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ 'I've been a complete idiot', grinned Ian.
▪ "I guess we'll soon find out who's better," she said with a grin.
Grinning shyly, he offered her a drink.
▪ She kept grinning at me as if we were old friends.
▪ She sat back down again, grinning broadly.
▪ She was holding the baby, and grinning from ear to ear.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He grins cockily and knowingly, holding a couple of arrows in his hand-he's Cupid, after all.
▪ I grin at him with my eyes and check my watch.
▪ Mr Barraza was grinning, his teeth bright, his bulk overshadowing both of us.
▪ Then they both began to grin, and finally laughed out loud.
▪ There was what may have been a bishop's mitre on the skull, which grinned amiably up at us.
▪ Yanto grinned and twisted the throttle again.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
Big men with big grins slumped half-sideways on their seats, shouting remarks to their neighbours.
▪ For once, his big grin was missing.
▪ The jam around Samuel's mouth was like a big cheery grin, but his eyes remained sullen.
▪ My clients, in three-piece pin-striped suits, stood around, statesmanlike, and some had big, happy grins.
▪ And the big grin was back with a vengeance.
▪ Karen looks back and flashes a big grin.
▪ Monday, the Colonel came back to lunch with a big grin on his face.
▪ A big grin appeared at the door, followed by the rest of Nigel, his trousers sodden to the waistband.
cheeky
▪ The smile that launched a career Fans of television presenter Michaela Strachan love her famous cheeky grin.
▪ But her mouth twitched in reply to his cheeky grin, and she sighed, visibly letting go some of her tension.
huge
▪ In one televised ceremony Elian smiled at Fidel, and Fidel smiled back from the podium, a huge grin.
▪ He was standing leaning on the console, a huge grin on his face.
▪ Caroline Oh absolutely, pile it on. Huge grin on Bernie's face.
▪ I was just walking around with a huge grin on my face.
▪ He gave them a huge grin and blew them a kiss.
little
▪ She gave a wry little grin, realising she had no real plan of action in mind.
▪ Tommy shoots me a little grin.
▪ I asked. Little kids' grins flashed back at me: yes!
lopsided
▪ Graham allowed himself a small, lopsided grin at that thought.
▪ His pride in her was distorted by his anxious, lopsided grin.
mischievous
▪ I was very shy but his mischievous grin put me at my ease and we strolled along behind Sally and her beau.
▪ Herbert D.. Kelleher is wearing a mischievous grin and clutching a Merit Ultima.
▪ High above she saw Mr Yeltsin in an undershirt, muscles bulging, and a mischievous grin on his sweaty face.
▪ Passion-killers both, she thought with a mischievous grin.
sheepish
▪ Then his smile became a sheepish grin and his shoulders hunched in a giggle.
▪ Mr Purtill also posed for a picture with Mr Major, managing to rustle up a sheepish grin.
sly
▪ A sly grin crossed his face as he thought of an alternative billet in which to spend what remained of the night.
toothy
▪ He gave her a wide toothy grin, and immediately realized it was exactly the wrong approach.
▪ Her son holding his head beside the big carved pumpkin, mimicking a wide, toothy grin.
▪ The toothy grin of this naturally modest farmer's son was less than villainous at the finish.
▪ Bafflingly for Barry, his hairy chest, toothy grin and even his ale and hearty tum couldn't win her over.
▪ The vessel features Major giving a toothy grin, considerably broader than the one on the Thatcher mug.
wicked
▪ Blondel's smile widened into a wicked grin.
wide
▪ He gave her a wide toothy grin, and immediately realized it was exactly the wrong approach.
▪ Her son holding his head beside the big carved pumpkin, mimicking a wide, toothy grin.
wry
▪ She gave a wry little grin, realising she had no real plan of action in mind.
■ VERB
flash
▪ Miller, obviously in charge, flashed a knowing grin.
▪ Karen looks back and flashes a big grin.
give
▪ He gave us a grin of yellow teeth.
▪ Nicky Black did a little cold-day dance, hands in pockets, giving a buck-tooth grin.
▪ Suddenly one of the best-known bandits in existence turns up, parks nearer us, and starts giving unknowing grins.
▪ The vessel features Major giving a toothy grin, considerably broader than the one on the Thatcher mug.
▪ Dadda didn't answer but gave his awkward humourless grin.
▪ She gave a wry little grin, realising she had no real plan of action in mind.
say
▪ Chun began by saying, with a grin, that he felt like a schoolboy undergoing examination in being interviewed by me.
wear
▪ Assistant coach Clive Charles wore a fixed grin.
▪ Herbert D.. Kelleher is wearing a mischievous grin and clutching a Merit Ultima.
▪ Her scrunched up face made her look as if she was wearing a perpetual mirthless grin.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
broad smile/grin
smile/grin broadly
▪ Eventually he turns to me smiling broadly.
▪ Li Yuan grinned broadly, enjoying himself.
▪ Neville smiled broadly and turned towards the pumps.
▪ She smiles broadly when her name is called.
▪ The man took a well-timed opportunity to smile broadly, a smile that said everything if one knew how to read.
▪ They approached each other without hesitation, shook hands as if they were close friends and smiled broadly.
smile/grin etc from ear to ear
▪ Father smiled from ear to ear, and he and I both ate like fiends.
▪ He was grinning from ear to ear and pointing his finger up to the flies.
▪ Randolph, smiling from ear to ear, quickly dressed into warm clothes and set out towards the toy factory.
▪ Standing at the kitchen counter, shuffling his feet to the music, he caught himself smiling from ear to ear.
toothy smile/grin
▪ Bafflingly for Barry, his hairy chest, toothy grin and even his ale and hearty tum couldn't win her over.
▪ He gave her a wide toothy grin, and immediately realized it was exactly the wrong approach.
▪ He is small for his age with large brown eyes, a toothy smile, sloping shoulders and a readiness to please.
▪ Her son holding his head beside the big carved pumpkin, mimicking a wide, toothy grin.
▪ Mike Dawson was sitting at a dead computer, strumming the keyboard and offering a toothy smile to an invisible audience.
▪ The toothy grin of this naturally modest farmer's son was less than villainous at the finish.
▪ The vessel features Major giving a toothy grin, considerably broader than the one on the Thatcher mug.
▪ Those who remembered him with his barrow recalled a cheerful, toothy smile, an infectious, confidence-inspiring laugh.
wipe the smile/grin off sb's face
▪ I'd like to wipe that stupid grin off your face.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Her face broke into a delighted grin.
▪ Joel gave her a wicked grin.
▪ The television camera captured his sheepish grin as he stepped from the train.
▪ William gave her a friendly grin as he walked past.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And the big grin was back with a vengeance.
▪ And wry grins on their faces.
▪ Death could pop up anytime, a jarring jack-in-the-box with a fixed, bloody grin.
▪ He gave them a huge grin and blew them a kiss.
▪ I was very shy but his mischievous grin put me at my ease and we strolled along behind Sally and her beau.
▪ So maybe he already had the rundown on me when he gave me that sexy sneaky grin that day.
▪ The grin vanished like magic, her whole body stiffening in antipathy as her eyes locked with fathomless brown ones.
▪ Tommy shoots me a little grin.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Grin

Grin \Grin\, v. t. To express by grinning.

Grinned horrible a ghastly smile.
--Milton.

Grin

Grin \Grin\, n. The act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile.
--I.Watts.

He showed twenty teeth at a grin.
--Addison.

Grin

Grin \Grin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grinned; p. pr. & vb. n. Grinning.] [OE. grinnen, grennen, AS. grennian, Sw. grina; akin to D. grijnen, G. greinen, OHG. grinan, Dan. grine.

  1. To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl.

  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.

Grin

Grin \Grin\, n. [AS. grin.] A snare; a gin. [Obs.]

Like a bird that hasteth to his grin.
--Remedy of Love.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
grin

1630s, from grin (v.).

grin

Old English grennian "show the teeth" (in pain or anger), common Germanic (cognates: Old Norse grenja "to howl," grina "to grin;" Dutch grienen "to whine;" German greinen "to cry"), from PIE root *ghrei- "be open." Sense of "bare the teeth in a broad smile" is late 15c., perhaps via the notion of "forced or unnatural smile." Related: Grinned; grinning.

Wiktionary
grin

Etymology 1 n. A smile in which the lips are parted to reveal the teeth. vb. (lb en intransitive) To smile, parting the lips so as to show the teeth. Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) A snare; a gin.

WordNet
grin
  1. n. a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement [syn: smile, smiling, grinning]

  2. [also: grinning, grinned]

grin
  1. v. to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl

  2. [also: grinning, grinned]

Wikipedia
Grin

Grin may refer to:

  • A facial expression, see Smile
  • Grin (Coroner album), 1993
  • Grin (band), a band formed by Nils Lofgren
    • Grin (Grin album), 1971
  • Grin (surname)

GRIN may refer to:

  • GRIN (company), a defunct video game developer formerly based in Sweden
  • GRIN, an acronym for gradient index; see Gradient-index optics
  • GRIN, an acronym for graph interface; see Software on graph theory
  • GRIN, an acronym for Genetic, Robotic, Information, and Nano technologies
  • Germplasm Resources Information Network, a software project
  • Grand River Information Network, a Grand River Conservation Authority online mapping and data download tool
Grin (Coroner album)

Grin is the fifth studio album by the Swiss thrash metal band Coroner, and was followed by their self-titled compilation album, Coroner. It is the result of the progression of their sound from previous albums, mixed with a more "laidback" and experimental style which features a lot of repetition and longer song lengths, as well as use of ambience and samples in some tracks. The album split the band's fanbase - some thought it was their crowning achievement, and the pinnacle of their songwriting, while others accused them of " selling out". Grin was Coroner's final album before their fourteen-year break up from 1996 to 2010, and is their final album to feature Marky Edelmann on drums.

Grin (Grin album)

Grin is a 1971 album by Grin, featuring songs by their guitarist Nils Lofgren. As well as being an album in its own right, this was released by CBS in the UK as part of a 1976 double album set along with its successor 1+1. In 2005, it was issued on CD in remastered form, with the addition of two more tracks from the original sessions.

Grin (company)

GRIN was a video game developer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded by Bo and Ulf Andersson in 1997, Grin worked on numerous titles for the PC, consoles and arcade. The company became defunct in 2009, and its founders/owners went on to create Overkill Software.

GRIN (database)
  1. Redirect Germplasm Resources Information Network
Grin (surname)

Grin or Hryn (Ukrainian variant) is the surname of the following people

  • Alexander Grin (1880–1932), Russian novelist
  • Elda Grin, Armenian writer, psychologist and legal expert
  • François Grin (born 1959), Swiss economist
  • Serhiy Hryn (footballer) (born 1994), Ukrainian footballer
  • Serhiy Hryn (rower) (born 1981), Ukrainian rower

Usage examples of "grin".

She grinned suddenly, unable to resist aji opportunity to twit him, if only to distract herself from her misery.

With a slight grin, Angel left the Ninth Level, ascending the steps to the warm Los Angeles night outside.

Caesar could move any further, someone gave him a tremendous buffet in the small of the back, and he whipped around to see a big, unmistakably Antonian child standing there grinning.

There was a thud below him as the baffled cat fell back to earth, and then Tarzan of the Apes, drawing his dinner farther up to the safety of a higher limb, looked down with grinning face into the gleaming yellow eyes of the other wild beast that glared up at him from beneath, and with taunting insults flaunted the tender carcass of his kill in the face of him whom he had cheated of it.

Blobadjian, accordingly, is pursued through the black end of Baku by a passel of screaming Arabists waving scimitars and grinning horribly.

She raised a brow at his skill, but he just continued to grin at her as he pushed her arisaid off her shoulders, then reached for her gown, removing it easily and leaving her in her woolen hose, her chemise and her shoes.

The astrophysicist looked up from the instrument console with a boyish grin and rubbed a hand across his blond crewcut.

She sank down on a smooth slab of rose-pink marble that rose at its far end in the form of a grinning sapphire-eyes face, all jaws and teeth, and beckoned Koshmar down beside her.

They only grinned back at her, at least as unrepentant as young Honor.

Katy grinned up at her, then dropped her head and started working her way back and forth along the cut in the fence.

We took it all in as we played chase, until we stopped near another door to grope and kiss before heading back out into the public areas, giggling and grinning as we did so.

I looked at TJ Sterling sitting across from me with his barroom tan and canary-feather grin, but instead of feeling angry and repulsed, I was afraid.

Woody responded, his tone suddenly cool, as if the blond beachboy with the toothpaste grin did, indeed, have a solemn side.

If she were seen holding a stem of beardtongue blossoms to admire their color or stooping to touch the spikes of jimson leaves, some would solemnly call her mazed in the head not to know beardtongue when she saw it, and others would wonder, grinning, was she so wit-scoured as perhaps to eat jimson?

Circumstantial evidence was against him, for The Shadow stood armed, a trespasser on the Beaverwood property, and above him, grinning in macabre glee, was the tilted corpse impaled upon the gate spikes, flinging down a silent accusation.