intransitive verb

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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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