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grue

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

to shudder.

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Origin of grue

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325
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British Dictionary definitions for grue

grue
/ (ɡruː) Scot /

noun

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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