- to shudder.
Origin of grue
Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325
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Examples from the Web for grue
Still, that general staff tag for Mr. Grue tickled us a bit.Torchy and Vee
Grue or grew; to turn from with disgust:—'He grued at the physic.'English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
I wadna ca' them that on the tap of Ben-Nevis without a grue.
Suddenly there was a flash; a flurrying cloud of blue mud; and Grue was gone.
But which it was—the loss of her or the loss of Grue, I had not yet made up my mind.
- a shiver or shudder; a creeping of the flesh
- to shiver or shudder
- to feel strong aversion
C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish grua, Old Danish grue; related to German graven, Dutch gruwen to abhor
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