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grime

 (grīm)
n.
Black dirt or soot, especially such dirt clinging to or ingrained in a surface.
tr.v. grimed, grim·ing, grimes
To cover with black dirt or soot; begrime.

[Middle English grim; akin to Middle Dutch grīme; see ghrēi- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

grime

(ɡraɪm)
n
1. dirt, soot, or filth, esp when thickly accumulated or ingrained
2. (Pop Music) a genre of music originating in the East End of London and combining elements of garage, hip-hop, rap, and jungle
vb
(tr) to make dirty or coat with filth
[C15: from Middle Dutch grime; compare Flemish grijm, Old English grīma mask]
ˈgrimy adj
ˈgriminess n

grime

(graɪm)

n., v. grimed, grim•ing. n.
1. dirt, soot, or other filthy matter, esp. adhering to or embedded in a surface.
v.t.
2. to cover with dirt; make very dirty; soil.
[1250–1300; < Old English grīma mask, to denote layer of dust; compare dial. Dutch grijm]

grime


Past participle: grimed
Gerund: griming

Imperative
grime
grime
Present
I grime
you grime
he/she/it grimes
we grime
you grime
they grime
Preterite
I grimed
you grimed
he/she/it grimed
we grimed
you grimed
they grimed
Present Continuous
I am griming
you are griming
he/she/it is griming
we are griming
you are griming
they are griming
Present Perfect
I have grimed
you have grimed
he/she/it has grimed
we have grimed
you have grimed
they have grimed
Past Continuous
I was griming
you were griming
he/she/it was griming
we were griming
you were griming
they were griming
Past Perfect
I had grimed
you had grimed
he/she/it had grimed
we had grimed
you had grimed
they had grimed
Future
I will grime
you will grime
he/she/it will grime
we will grime
you will grime
they will grime
Future Perfect
I will have grimed
you will have grimed
he/she/it will have grimed
we will have grimed
you will have grimed
they will have grimed
Future Continuous
I will be griming
you will be griming
he/she/it will be griming
we will be griming
you will be griming
they will be griming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been griming
you have been griming
he/she/it has been griming
we have been griming
you have been griming
they have been griming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been griming
you will have been griming
he/she/it will have been griming
we will have been griming
you will have been griming
they will have been griming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been griming
you had been griming
he/she/it had been griming
we had been griming
you had been griming
they had been griming
Conditional
I would grime
you would grime
he/she/it would grime
we would grime
you would grime
they would grime
Past Conditional
I would have grimed
you would have grimed
he/she/it would have grimed
we would have grimed
you would have grimed
they would have grimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grime - the state of being covered with unclean thingsgrime - the state of being covered with unclean things
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary
Verb1.grime - make soiled, filthy, or dirtygrime - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
foul - make unclean; "foul the water"
contaminate, pollute, foul - make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
smear - stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
slime - cover or stain with slime; "The snake slimed his victim"
muddy, muddy up - dirty with mud
splash - soil or stain with a splashed liquid
mud, muck up, muck, mire - soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
crock - soil with or as with crock
blemish, spot - mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"

grime

noun dirt, filth, soot, smut, grot (slang) She washed the grime off her hands.

grime

noun
Foul or dirty matter:
Slang: crud.
Translations
قَذارَه
špína
snavs
szenny
óhreinindi
suodinassuodžiai
kvēpi

grime

[graɪm] Nmugre f, suciedad f

grime

[ˈgraɪm] ncrasse f

grime

nDreck m, → Schmutz m; (sooty) → Ruß m

grime

[graɪm] nsporcizia, sudiciume m

grime

(graim) noun
dirt which is difficult to remove.
ˈgrimy adjective
grimy buildings.
References in classic literature ?
I must get rid of this grime, and I have a million things to do and think of.
The grime and sordidness of the House of the Seven Gables seemed to have vanished since her appearance there; the gnawing tooth of the dry-rot was stayed among the old timbers of its skeleton frame; the dust had ceased to settle down so densely, from the antique ceilings, upon the floors and furniture of the rooms below,--or, at any rate, there was a little housewife, as light-footed as the breeze that sweeps a garden walk, gliding hither and thither to brush it all away.
It was a very hot afternoon in June, but the young professor had forgotten the heat and the grime of the workshop.
He was, as the inspector had said, extremely dirty, but the grime which covered his face could not conceal its repulsive ugliness.
Carfry's--London's a desert at this season, and you've made yourself much too beautiful," Archer said to May, who sat at his side in the hansom so spotlessly splendid in her sky-blue cloak edged with swansdown that it seemed wicked to expose her to the London grime.
Then, as he noted my white skin through the coating of grime and blood that covered me, his eyes went wide and in an altered tone he whispered: "Can it be that you are a Holy Thern?
Collar and shirt bore the grime of a long journey, and the hair bristled unkempt from the well-shaped head.
The sunshine falling on the grime of surfaces, on the poverty of tones and forms seemed of an inferior quality, its joy faded, its brilliance tarnished and dusty.
You never told me you went in for disguises," said I, watching him as he cleansed the grime from his face and hands.
Then the noise ceased suddenly, and the second engineer appeared, emerging out of the stokehold streaked with grime and soaking wet like a chimney-sweep coming out of a well.
A row of wooden benches ran round the walls, which were black with grime to the height of the tables.
The hand with which he held the grating (seamed all over the back with ugly scratches newly healed), was unusually small and plump; would have been unusually white but for the prison grime.