give someone gyp

give (one) gyp

To induce or cause physical pain in one. Primarily heard in UK. Ugh, my hip has been giving me gyp again in this damp, cold weather.
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give someone gyp

cause 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.
See also: give, gyp, someone
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