guddle

verb
gud·​dle | \ ˈgədᵊl \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of guddle

transitive verb

: to catch (fish) with the hands by groping (as under banks or stones)

intransitive verb

1 : to grope for fish in their lurking places
2 chiefly Scottish : to feel one's way with or as if with the hands : grope

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History and Etymology for guddle

probably of imitative origin

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“Guddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guddle. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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