[ groo ]
/ gru /

verb (used without object), grued, gru·ing. Chiefly Scot.

to shudder.

Origin of grue

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for grue

/ (ɡruː) Scot /


a shiver or shudder; a creeping of the flesh

verb (intr)

to shiver or shudder
to feel strong aversion

Word Origin for grue

C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish grua, Old Danish grue; related to German graven, Dutch gruwen to abhor
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