from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Black dirt or soot, especially such dirt clinging to or ingrained in a surface.
- transitive v. To cover with black dirt or soot; begrime.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Dirt, grease, soot, etc. that is ingrained and difficult to remove.
- n. A genre of urban music that emerged in London, England, in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, dancehall, and hip hop.
- v. To begrime; to cake with dirt
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Foul matter; dirt, rubbed in; sullying blackness, deeply ingrained.
- transitive v. To sully or soil deeply; to dirt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Foul matter; dirt; soil; foulness, especially of a surface; smuttiness.
- To cover with dirt; soil; befoul; begrime.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being covered with unclean things
- v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty
Middle English grim; akin to Middle Dutch grīme; see ghrēi- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English grim ("dirt or soot covering the face") from a specialized note of Old English grīma ("mask"). Possibly influenced by Danish grim ("soot, grime"), Old Dutch grijmsel, Middle Dutch grime, Middle Low German greme ("dirt"). (Wiktionary)