Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GRUDGE, v.2, n.2

I. v. 1. With up: ‡(1) tr. and intr. To press or force up; ‡(2) tr. to choke up (a river, etc.). (1) Rxb. 1825 Jam.:
When ice is raised or forced up by the water swelling underneath, the water is said to grudge it up.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
The broken ice was grudgin' up again the cauld.
(2) Rxb. 1825 Jam.:
Water interrupted in its course [is] said to be grudg'd up.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
The ice grudged up the Jed at the cauld.

2. intr. To coagulate. Ppl.adj. grudged, coagulated (of blood) (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

II. n. “Watery snow, as in a pitcher, brook, etc.; also, softened ice” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

[Met. form of Gurge, q.v.]

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