verb (used with object), gre·nad·ed, gre·nad·ing.
Examples from the Web for grenade
We could say we were approached by a local bad guy with a grenade in his hand.
Holmes: “I had five seconds from the time the pin falls off from that grenade until it will explode.”
Morlock: “[Holmes] let off a burst from the saw, I pulled his ass down, the grenade goes off.”
Then the grenade detonated, and he reflexively fired off “a couple” of shots in the chaos.
And the third was Mullah Adahdad, 45, an unarmed cleric who was attacked with a grenade and gunned down by several soldiers.
When a grenade drops in a British trench somebody seizes it instantly and throws it back.Mr. Britling Sees It Through|H. G. Wells
"You ought to have seen me throw that grenade away," he said.
When the grenade is to be thrown the safety pin is withdrawn.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
At any rate, there was nothing that I could do but brace myself against what might happen when that grenade met the floor.Huts in Hell|Daniel A. Poling
The listening station must be large enough for half a squad, and often has an automatic rifle and grenade thrower.Military Instructors Manual|James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
British Dictionary definitions for grenade
Word Origin for grenade
Word Origin and History for grenade
"small explosive shell," 1590s, earlier "pomegranate" (1520s), from Middle French grenade "pomegranate" (16c.), earlier grenate (12c.), from Old French pomegrenate (influenced by Spanish granada); so called because the many-seeded fruit suggested the powder-filled, fragmenting bomb, or from similarities of shape. See pomegranate.