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noun as in dirt

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It will start to get yellow and less translucent as you wear it and it picks up grime and dirt.

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.

From 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.

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.

The students brought candles by which to study until it became light, and the roof was soon black with the grime and smoke.

They presented an uncouth spectacle bedraggled as they were with grime and dirty water.

A cinder stung her face, and when she lifted her hand to the spot, she saw that her glove was black with grime.

But he was covered with grime and dust and his clothing was torn and streaked with blood.


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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grime, such as: dust, filth, muck, soot, crud, and film.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.