dirt, soot, or other filthy matter, especially adhering to or embedded in a surface.
a style of music influenced by rap, ragga, etc., and characterized by lyrics and imagery that reference the dark side of urban life.
to cover with dirt; make very dirty; soil.
- un·grimed, adjective
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How to use grime in a sentence
It will start to get yellow and less translucent as you wear it and it picks up grime and dirt.The best Apple Watch case to protect the computer on your wrist | Stan Horaczek | August 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
Eventually a bit of grime might develop around the mouth of the jar, but you can simply wipe it off with a clean, wet towel.Forget Canning, and Get Yourself a Chinese Pickle Crock | Clarissa Wei | July 14, 2021 | Eater
Beyond the regular sweat and grime of daily life, pollution also plays a big role when it comes to wrinkles.
With an IP54 rating, the charging case also protects against rain and grime, but if you drop it in the dirt you’ll want to wipe it down rather than run the faucet over it.Jaybird Vista 2 review: Customizable sound for all athletes | Billy Cadden | June 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
Use a small brush, like an old toothbrush, to dislodge as much grime as you can, then vacuum it all up.
Cars have national attributes and GM wants their luxury line to grab the glitz of New York instead of the grime of Detroit.
Restorers completed a 12-year project in 1998 that cleaned decades of grime from the ceiling.
That grime came from the cigarette smoke of millions of commuters.
“I am looking to get into the grime rap UK scene,” he told The Sun.
Faith may bolster the ascetic, but boredom wears him down—grime and solitude breed apathy.
Inly wondering why any one should wish to conceal such a trifle, I drew it forth, rubbing the grime and dust from it as I did so.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral | John Dunloe Carteret
The students brought candles by which to study until it became light, and the roof was soon black with the grime and smoke.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
They presented an uncouth spectacle bedraggled as they were with grime and dirty water.Spacewrecked on Venus | Neil R. Jones
A cinder stung her face, and when she lifted her hand to the spot, she saw that her glove was black with grime.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
But he was covered with grime and dust and his clothing was torn and streaked with blood.The Secret Witness | George Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for grime
dirt, soot, or filth, esp when thickly accumulated or ingrained
a genre of music originating in the East End of London and combining elements of garage, hip-hop, rap, and jungle
(tr) to make dirty or coat with filth
- grimy, adjective
- griminess, noun
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