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.
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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
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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.
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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:
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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.
International sugar prices, which have been relatively volatile over the last three months as the world's largest producer, Brazil, grabbles with a drought, and the second largest producer, India, is expected to experience below average monsoon rains.
A Jew by origin, Harold kept a close relationship with Israel, a country he admired and which he had hoped Namibia will seek to emulate as it grabbles with socio-economic challenges of our times.