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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grime mean? 

GRIME (noun)
  The noun GRIME has 1 sense:

1. the state of being covered with unclean things

  Familiarity information: GRIME used as a noun is very rare.

GRIME (verb)
  The verb GRIME has 1 sense:

1. make soiled, filthy, or dirty

  Familiarity information: GRIME used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GRIME (noun)

Sense 1grime [BACK TO TOP]


The state of being covered with unclean things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


grime; grunge; soil; dirt; filth; grease; stain

Hypernyms ("grime" is a kind of...):

dirtiness; uncleanness (the state of being unsanitary)

GRIME (verb)

Sense 1grime [BACK TO TOP]


Make soiled, filthy, or dirty

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


begrime; bemire; colly; dirty; grime; soil

Context example:

don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

Hypernyms (to "grime" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "grime"):

foul (make unclean)

contaminate; foul; pollute (make impure)

smear (stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance)

slime (cover or stain with slime)

muddy; muddy up (dirty with mud)

splash (soil or stain with a splashed liquid)

mire; muck; muck up; mud (soil with mud, muck, or mire)

crock (soil with or as with crock)

blemish; spot (mar or impair with a flaw)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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