grin Definition

to smile widely, showing your teeth.

Using grin: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "grin" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He grinned at me when I walked in.

  • Example

    She couldn't help but grin at the joke.

  • Example

    I knew he was up to something when he started to grin.

  • Example

    The child grinned from ear to ear when she saw the present.

grin Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for grin

Antonyms for grin

Phrases with grin

  • grin and bear it

    to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation without complaining


    I know the job is tough, but you just have to grin and bear it.

  • to smile broadly and mysteriously


    When I asked him what he was up to, he just grinned like a Cheshire cat.

  • put a grin on someone's face

    to make someone smile or laugh


    The funny video put a grin on my face.


Summary: grin in Brief

The verb 'grin' [ɡrɪn] means to smile widely, showing your teeth. It is often used to express happiness or amusement, as in 'She couldn't help but grin at the joke.' 'Grin' is also found in idioms like 'grin and bear it,' meaning to accept a difficult situation without complaining, and 'grin like a Cheshire cat,' which describes a broad and mysterious smile.

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