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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Dirtiness and disorder.

Usage examples (36)
  • The tree house was filled with grime because the children had never thought to clean it.
  • That tarnish, sweat and grime is part of its history.
  • Spotting a gem through decades of kitchen grime is only the first step.
  • A dirty street, a sidewalk spotted with old chewing gum and grime, is a turnoff for shoppers. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A lion can be "grim" (fierce or cruel) while it is hunting a "grimme" (a kind of small antelope). Note: "Grime" is dirt that is usually on someone or something.
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