grinch

To take, use, or otherwise assume control of another's belongings.

1. Don't grinch my french fries. Get your own. 2. If you try to grinch my boyfriend, I'll scratch your eyes out.

3. You grinched my CDs last week and I want them back.


Dictionary of american slang with examples. .

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  • Grinch — steht für Der Grinch, US amerikanisch deutsche Fantasykomödie von Ron Howard (2000). SA 24 Grinch, russisches Lenkwaffensystem Siehe auch Wie der Grinch Weihnachten gestohlen hat Diese Seite ist e …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grinch — 1.) the Grinch the main character in a story for children by the US writer Dr Seuss called How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He is a nasty, unkind green creature who almost spoils Christmas. 2.) AmE a very bad tempered person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grinch — /grinch/, n. a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others. [1965 70; from the Grinch, name of a character created by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)] * * * …   Universalium

  • Grinch — spoilsport; all usages trace to Dr. Seuss 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas …   Etymology dictionary

  • grinch — ˈgrinch noun ( es) Etymology: so called from a character of the same name in the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss, pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel died 1991 American children s author : killjoy : spoilsport …   Useful english dictionary

  • grinch — [ grıntʃ ] noun count AMERICAN a very unfriendly person who does not want other people to enjoy themselves …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grinch — noun Etymology: from the Grinch, character in the children s story How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) Date: 1977 killjoy, spoilsport …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Grinch — [grɪntʃ] noun N. Amer. informal a spoilsport or killjoy. Origin 1970s: a character in the children s story How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss …   English new terms dictionary

  • grinch — [[t]grɪntʃ[/t]] n. cvb a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others • Etymology: 1965–70; from the Grinch, name of a character created by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) …   From formal English to slang

  • grinch — noun a) A grouch or killjoy. b) A person who aggressively sets out to ruin the Christmas holidays for others …   Wiktionary

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