\ ˈgrimp \

Definition of grimp

1 : climb
2 : to draw up the line grimped into a hard knot

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History and Etymology for grimp

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grimp. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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