Definition of grabble in English:

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grabble

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrab(ə)l/

verb

[no object] archaic
1Feel or search with the hands; grope about.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with grabble

babble, bedabble, dabble, drabble, gabble, rabble, scrabble

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