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grue

intransitive verb \ˈgrü\

Definition of grue

-ed/-ing/-s

now chiefly dialectal

  1. :  to shiver or shudder especially with fear or cold exposed to the gruesome so extensively … we simply don't grue any more — John Crosby

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Origin and Etymology of grue

from earlier grow, from Middle English gruen, growen, probably from Middle Dutch grūwen; akin to Old High German ingrūēn to shiver, shudder, and probably to Old English grēot sand — more at grit


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grue

noun \"\

Definition of grue

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a fit of shivering :  shiver the sound of wind in the rigging … gave him the chills and the grues — R. B. Robertson impossible to read without a certain cold grue — S. V. Benét

  2. 2 :  gruesome quality or effect a mystery novel … resolved with true grue — Anthony Boucher serves the chilliest grue with perfect elegance — J. S. Sandoe

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grue

noun \"\

Definition of grue

plural

-s

now chiefly Scottish

  1. :  particle, bit hasn't a grue of sense

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Origin and Etymology of grue

Middle English


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grue

noun \"\

Definition of grue

plural

-s

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  thin floating ice :  snow

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Origin and Etymology of grue

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