verb (used with object), grimed, grim·ing.
Origin of grime
Examples from the Web for grime
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.
It is even somewhat lamentable, not so much for the presence of grime as because of the absence of any other attraction.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
Our shirts from sweat and grime had gotten so dirty and stiff they would almost stand upright.The Southern Soldier Boy|James Carson Elliott
Jim Tenny paled under his grime; the hand which held the knife clinched.The Portion of Labor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The water streamed from his hat, dripped down his back and neck, splashed him with mud and grime from head to foot.The Wolves of God|Algernon Blackwood
Winifred recognized him though his face was blackened with powder and grime.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for grime
Word Origin for grime
Word Origin and History for grime
1580s, of uncertain origin, probably alteration of Middle English grim "dirt, filth" (early 14c.), from Middle Low German greme "dirt," from Proto-Germanic *grim- "to smear" (cf. Flemish grijm, Middle Dutch grime "soot, mask"), from PIE root *ghrei- "to rub." The verb was Middle English grymen (mid-15c.) but was replaced early 16c. by begrime.