- [colloquial] (swindle)Example sentences
- That also means I never actually turned into a four-foot dragon, which is kind of a gyp.
- But to have a machete-wielding wild woman and a baseball bat-brandishing hero and to never once get a good look at their handiwork seems like a colossal gyp.
- The boys simply praise their companions' qualities and unsentimentally lament their death, which in their cosmology was mainly just a big gyp.
transitive verb -pp-
- [colloquial] (swindle) to gyp somebody
out ofsomethingthey gypped him out of his savingsle birlaron los ahorros [colloquial]lo embaucaron y le quitaron los ahorrosle transaron sus ahorros (Mexico) [colloquial]Example sentences
- We learned later, after a beautiful drive alongside the palm-lined Euphrates back to Baghdad that our guides had gypped us.
- Mom woke me up to give me a little broth (since my body has a habit of emptying its contents on an hourly basis, she gypped me of the good stuff).
- We are angrily awaiting him, because he gypped us last year.
- uncountable (British English) [colloquial] (pain, trouble) See examples:my back's been giving me gypmy parents will give me gyp if I don't tidy my roomla espalda me ha estado fastidiando or jorobando [colloquial]mis padres me echarán una bronca si no ordeno mi cuarto [colloquial]Example sentences
- My goodness but my joints are giving me gip today!
- ‘If I slightly twist the leg or I stand on a stone then it can give me gip,’ she said.
- We'd just spent four hours traipsing around Taunton and, despite two stops for coffee and several rests, my back and legs were giving me gyp.
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