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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grin  \Grin\,  v.  t. 
  To  express  by  grinning. 
 
  Grinned  horrible  a  ghastly  smile.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grin  \Grin\  (gr[i^]n),  n.  [AS.  grin.] 
  A  snare;  a  gin.  [Obs.] 
 
  Like  a  bird  that  hasteth  to  his  grin.  --Remedy  of 
  Love. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grin  \Grin\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grinned}  (gr[i^]nd);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Grinning}.]  [OE.  grinnen,  grennen,  AS  grennian  Sw 
  grina;  akin  to  D.  grijnen  G.  greinen,  OHG.  grinan,  Dan. 
  grine.  [root]35.  Cf  {Groan}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grin 
  n  :  a  facial  expression  characterized  by  turning  up  the  corners 
  of  the  mouth;  usually  shows  pleasure  or  amusement  [syn:  {smile}, 
  {smiling},  {grinning}] 
  v  :  to  draw  back  the  lips  and  reveal  the  teeth,  in  a  smile, 
  grimace,  or  snarl 




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