grue

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɡruː/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(gro̅o̅)

Inflections of 'grue' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
grues
v 3rd person singular
gruing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
grued
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
grued
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
grue  (gro̅o̅),USA pronunciation v.i.,  grued, gru•ing. [Chiefly Scot.]
  1. Scottish Termsto shudder.
[1275–1325;
ME]

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
grue /ɡruː/ Scot n
  1. a shiver or shudder; a creeping of the flesh
vb (intransitive)
  1. to shiver or shudder
  2. to feel strong aversion
Etymology: 14th Century: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish grua, Old Danish grue; related to German graven, Dutch gruwen to abhor
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