Meaning of grin

grin

Pronunciation: (grin), [key]
— v., n. grinned, grin•ning,
—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.
  1. 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.
  1. a snare like a running noose.
—v.t.
  1. to catch in a nooselike snare.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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