give somebody gyp
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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.
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give somebody ˈgyp(British English, informal) cause somebody a lot of pain: My back’s been giving me gyp again lately.
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