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grabble

[grab-uh l] /ˈgræb əl/
verb (used without object), grabbled, grabbling.
1.
to feel or search with the hands; grope.
2.
to sprawl; scramble.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; grab1 + -le; compare Dutch grabbelen
Related forms
grabbler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for grabbler

grabble

/ˈɡræbəl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to scratch or feel about with the hands
2.
(intransitive) to fall to the ground; sprawl
3.
(transitive) (Caribbean) to seize rashly
Derived Forms
grabbler, noun
Word Origin
C16: probably from Dutch grabbelen, from grabben to grab
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