Definition of grime in English:


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Pronunciation: /grʌɪm


[mass noun]
  • 2A form of dance music influenced by UK garage, characterized by machine-like sounds.


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  • Blacken or make dirty with grime: the windows were grimed like a coal miner’s goggles
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    • 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.
    begrime, blacken, dirty, make grimy, make dirty, make sooty, stain, soil, befoul, defile
    literary besmirch


Middle English: from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch.

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