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gride

[grahyd]
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verb (used without object), grid·ed, grid·ing.
  1. to make a grating sound; scrape harshly; grate; grind.
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verb (used with object), grid·ed, grid·ing.
  1. to pierce or cut.
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noun
  1. a griding or grating sound.
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Origin of gride

1350–1400; Middle English; metathetic variant of gird2
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Examples from the Web for gride

Historical Examples

  • He went to her and begged her not to marry Gride, but she thought it her duty.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives

  • He went to Gride, too, but the hideous old miser only sneered at him.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives

  • Then I saw some cabmen and others had walked boldly into the sand pits, and heard the clatter of hoofs and the gride of wheels.

  • Gride, the miser who had plotted to marry Madeline, met almost as terrible a fate as Ralph's.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives

  • Ralph, for his share, was to get some of the money the old man Gride knew should be Madeline's.

    Tales from Dickens

    Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives


British Dictionary definitions for gride

gride

verb
  1. (intr) literary to grate or scrape harshly
  2. obsolete to pierce or wound
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noun
  1. literary a harsh or piercing sound
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Word Origin

C14: variant of girde gird ²
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