[grim-zuh l] /ˈgrɪm zəl/
an Alpine pass in S Switzerland. 7159 feet (2184 meters) high.
[grahy-mee] /ˈgraɪ mi/ adjective, grimier, grimiest. 1. covered with ; dirty: I shook his grimy hand. adj. 1610s, from grime + -y (2). “App[arently] not in literary use during the 18th c.” [OED]. Related: Griminess.
[grin] /grɪn/ verb (used without object), grinned, grinning. 1. to smile broadly, especially 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. verb […]
- Grin and bear it
verb phrase To exercise forbearance and fortitude; tough it out (1864+) Put up good-humoredly with adversity, with good humor, as in It’s no fun being sick for the holidays, but you might as well grin and bear it. Also put as grin and abide in the 19th century, this expression became so well known that […]
[grinch] /grɪntʃ/ noun 1. a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others. /ɡrɪntʃ/ noun 1. (US, informal) a person whose lack of enthusiasm or bad temper has a depressing effect on others noun one who spoils the pleasure of others verb to make a harsh grating noise Word Origin character in […]