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grue (ɡruː Pronunciation for grue (Scottish)

Definitions

noun

  1. a shiver or shudder; a creeping of the flesh

verb (intransitive)

  1. to shiver or shudder
  2. to feel strong aversion

Word Origin

C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish grua, Old Danish grue; related to German graven, Dutch gruwen to abhor

Example Sentences Including 'grue'

Jo explained what the meal was - posh grub comes hidden under sauce - but knows me well enough to gloss over the grue.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers
That's why I came out in a cold grue just now, listening to you talk.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)

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