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gride

[grahyd] /graɪd/
verb (used without object), grided, griding.
1.
to make a grating sound; scrape harshly; grate; grind.
verb (used with object), grided, griding.
2.
to pierce or cut.
noun
3.
a griding or grating sound.
Origin of gride
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; metathetic variant of gird2
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  • He went to her and begged her not to marry gride, but she thought it her duty.

    Tales from Dickens Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • He went to gride, too, but the hideous old miser only sneered at him.

    Tales from Dickens Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Still gride made no answer, but tore and scratched among the papers, and yelled and screeched like a fiend in torment.

  • Ralph, for his share, was to get some of the money the old man gride knew should be Madeline's.

    Tales from Dickens Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • The allusion to friends, and the offer of money, gride held to be mere empty vapouring, for purposes of delay.

  • Vainly did gride bemoan the loss of the money he had hoped to gain, and vainly did Ralph Nickleby, with curses, try to prevent.

    Tales from Dickens Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Then I saw some cabmen and others had walked boldly into the sand pits, and heard the clatter of hoofs and the gride of wheels.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  • gride, the miser who had plotted to marry Madeline, met almost as terrible a fate as Ralph's.

    Tales from Dickens Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Our swords rest in our sheaths; but famine marches each hour to gride and to slay.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The call being repeated, gride looked out again, so cautiously that no part of the old man's body was visible.

British Dictionary definitions for gride

gride

/ɡraɪd/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (literary) to grate or scrape harshly
2.
(obsolete) to pierce or wound
noun
3.
(literary) a harsh or piercing sound
Word Origin
C14: variant of girdegird²
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