Definition of grabble in English:


Line breaks: grab¦ble
Pronunciation: /ˈgrab(ə)l


[no object] archaic
  • 1Feel or search with the hands; grope about.
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    • They deserve to grabble in the dirt and get nothing for it but a dry gut-rumble.
    • I managed to tread on another rock, which made me wobble a bit, Danielle quickly grabbling me to stop me plummeting over the side to my death.
    • I nodded, surprised, and wondering why I'd confide in a teacher, then grabbled my backpack and left the classroom.
  • 2Sprawl or tumble on all fours.


late 16th century: probably from Dutch grabbelen 'scramble for a thing', from Middle Dutch grabben (see grab).

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