Definitions starting with G

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gin or gin up

/jin/ [cf. Krio kot-εn-joyn (cut and join)to cut cloth and sew a dress badly or roughly KED; cf. OED gin to catch in a gin or trap, to ensnare; cf. US dial, gin around fool around ADD] v. 1. to cut (cloth or lumber) crookedly. cf. GNAW UP, JACK UP 2 (Black)

2. to snake (e.g. clothing) badly: You mussy gin up that dress—it look bad (Nassau).

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Last update: 2011-05-01 19:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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