grabble


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grab·ble

 (grăb′əl)
intr.v. grab·bled, grab·bling, grab·bles
1. To feel around with the hands; grope.
2. To fall down; sprawl.
3. To catch a fish or try to catch a fish by hand; noodle.

[Probably from Dutch grabbelen, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of grabben, to grab; see grab1.]

grab′bler n.

grabble

(ˈɡræbəl)
vb
1. (intr) to scratch or feel about with the hands
2. (intr) to fall to the ground; sprawl
3. (tr) Caribbean to seize rashly
[C16: probably from Dutch grabbelen, from grabben to grab]
ˈgrabbler n

grab•ble

(ˈgræb əl)

v.i. -bled, -bling.
1. to feel or search with the hands; grope.
2. to sprawl; scramble.
[1570–80; grab + -le; compare Dutch grabbelen]
grab′bler, n.

grabble


Past participle: grabbled
Gerund: grabbling

Imperative
grabble
grabble
Present
I grabble
you grabble
he/she/it grabbles
we grabble
you grabble
they grabble
Preterite
I grabbled
you grabbled
he/she/it grabbled
we grabbled
you grabbled
they grabbled
Present Continuous
I am grabbling
you are grabbling
he/she/it is grabbling
we are grabbling
you are grabbling
they are grabbling
Present Perfect
I have grabbled
you have grabbled
he/she/it has grabbled
we have grabbled
you have grabbled
they have grabbled
Past Continuous
I was grabbling
you were grabbling
he/she/it was grabbling
we were grabbling
you were grabbling
they were grabbling
Past Perfect
I had grabbled
you had grabbled
he/she/it had grabbled
we had grabbled
you had grabbled
they had grabbled
Future
I will grabble
you will grabble
he/she/it will grabble
we will grabble
you will grabble
they will grabble
Future Perfect
I will have grabbled
you will have grabbled
he/she/it will have grabbled
we will have grabbled
you will have grabbled
they will have grabbled
Future Continuous
I will be grabbling
you will be grabbling
he/she/it will be grabbling
we will be grabbling
you will be grabbling
they will be grabbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grabbling
you have been grabbling
he/she/it has been grabbling
we have been grabbling
you have been grabbling
they have been grabbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grabbling
you will have been grabbling
he/she/it will have been grabbling
we will have been grabbling
you will have been grabbling
they will have been grabbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grabbling
you had been grabbling
he/she/it had been grabbling
we had been grabbling
you had been grabbling
they had been grabbling
Conditional
I would grabble
you would grabble
he/she/it would grabble
we would grabble
you would grabble
they would grabble
Past Conditional
I would have grabbled
you would have grabbled
he/she/it would have grabbled
we would have grabbled
you would have grabbled
they would have grabbled
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grabble

verb
To reach about or search blindly or uncertainly:
References in classic literature ?
To be thankful for coppers and not to interfere with the men while they grabble for gold, like swine round a trough, that is man's reading of the mission of women.
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His shirt pocket had a couple of mechanical pencils clipped to it, probably to solve some mathematical equation his supervisor would challenge him with at the factory, even that just another sporting grabble between his micrometric precisions with prints, dies, and the tool press.
Schooley and Worden (1996), Grabble and Lytton (2001).
The continuation of the crisis will add further strains and burdens on Jordan, the King said, urging Arab and Muslim states and the international community to help the Kingdom grabble with this burden.
This was followed in November by the acquisition of Grabble, an Australia-based startup that develops point-of-sale technology that ties into consumers' mobile phones.
a tech firm focused on mobile and social media advertising, and Grabble, an Australian company providing mobile payment software for online shopping.
Grabble, "A measurement study of peer-to-peer file sharing systems," in Proc.