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give (one) gyp
To induce or cause physical pain in one. In this expression, "gyp" likely derives from the phrase "gee up" and is not related to "Gypsy." Primarily heard in UK. Ugh, my hip has been giving me gyp again in this damp, cold weather.
give someone gypcause pain or severe discomfort to someone. British informal
Gyp may be a dialect contraction of gee-up , a word of command used to urge a horse to move faster, the connection being that, in this phrase, whatever is giving someone gyp is preventing them from resting or taking things easy.