- to feel or search with the hands; grope.
- to sprawl; scramble.
Origin of grabble
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Examples from the Web for grabble
Downey and Grabble are first-class people, I can assure you.
And there's few of the police would like to grabble with them.Poets and Dreamers
Lady Augusta Gregory and Others
Mr. Brown saw that his money was lost, unless he could make those rascals Downey and Grabble pay.
It was valuable enough to cover the debt of Downey and Grabble, although not to be easily realised in this country.
I thought the respectable members of the house of Downey and Grabble deserved punishment as criminals.
- (intr) to scratch or feel about with the hands
- (intr) to fall to the ground; sprawl
- (tr) Caribbean to seize rashly
C16: probably from Dutch grabbelen, from grabben to grab
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