- 1Dirt ingrained on the surface of something, especially clothing, a building, or the skin.More example sentences
- For the mechanics, rain means washing bikes that are thick with dirt and grime after the race.
- This action frees particles of dirt, grime, and grease, which accumulate on your skin every day.
- There were visible layers of filth, grime, dirt, mildew on the sides of the shower stalls and on the floor.
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- Blacken or make dirty with grime: the beaches are grimed with a foul foamMore example sentences
- The only sign of life there today came from a mouldy old caravan, all steamy windows and grimed with neglect, where a radio was playing Sunday morning music of the popular kind.
- The white Roman columns that supported the faded stucco were covered with cracks and lesions, and the windows were either boarded up or too grimed over to see through.
- Sara leapt at Rin, clawing at her with inch-long nails grimed with dirt as though she had clawed her way up from the grave.
Middle English: from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch.