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grabble

[ grab-uhl ]
/ ˈgræb əl /
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verb (used without object), grab·bled, grab·bling.
to feel or search with the hands; grope.
to sprawl; scramble.
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Origin of grabble

1570–80; grab1 + -le; compare Dutch grabbelen

OTHER WORDS FROM grabble

grabbler, noun
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How to use grabble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for grabble

grabble
/ (ˈɡræbəl) /

verb
(intr) to scratch or feel about with the hands
(intr) to fall to the ground; sprawl
(tr) Caribbean to seize rashly

Derived forms of grabble

grabbler, noun

Word Origin for grabble

C16: probably from Dutch grabbelen, from grabben to grab
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