Grabbled
Grabble Grab"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Grabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grabbling}.] [Freq. of grab; cf. D. grabbelen.] 1. To grope; to feel with the hands. [1913 Webster]

He puts his hands into his pockets, and keeps a grabbling and fumbling. --Selden. [1913 Webster]

2. To lie prostrate on the belly; to sprawl on the ground; to grovel. --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • grabbled — grab·ble || græbl v. feel; grope; grasp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Grabble — Grab ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Grabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grabbling}.] [Freq. of grab; cf. D. grabbelen.] 1. To grope; to feel with the hands. [1913 Webster] He puts his hands into his pockets, and keeps a grabbling and fumbling. Selden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grabbling — Grabble Grab ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Grabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grabbling}.] [Freq. of grab; cf. D. grabbelen.] 1. To grope; to feel with the hands. [1913 Webster] He puts his hands into his pockets, and keeps a grabbling and fumbling. Selden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grabble — intransitive verb (grabbled; grabbling) Etymology: Dutch grabbelen, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of grabben Date: circa 1580 1. to search with the hand ; grope 2. to lie or fall prone ; sprawl • grabbler noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grabble — grabbler, n. /grab euhl/, v.i., grabbled, grabbling. 1. to feel or search with the hands; grope. 2. to sprawl; scramble. [1570 80; GRAB1 + LE; cf. D grabbelen] * * * …   Universalium

  • grabble — /ˈgræbəl/ (say grabuhl) verb (i) (grabbled, grabbling) 1. to feel or search with the hands; grope. 2. to sprawl; scramble. {frequentative of grab. Compare Dutch grabbelen} …   Australian English dictionary

  • grabble — [grab′əl] vi. grabbled, grabbling [Du grabbelen, freq. of MDu grabben, GRAB] 1. to feel about with the hands; grope 2. to sprawl …   English World dictionary

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