grimp

intransitive verb

ˈgrimp
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: climb
2
: to draw up
the line grimped into a hard knot

Word History

Etymology

French grimper, from Middle French, alteration (probably influenced by ramper to crawl) of gripper to climb, to seize with the claws or nails, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon grīpan to grasp, seize

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“Grimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grimp. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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