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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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gyp (someone) out of (something)

offensive slang To use trickery or cunning to obtain something from someone. "Gyp" is likely a shortening of "Gypsy," a term once used to refer to the Romani people, who have historically faced prejudicial preconceptions of being untrustworthy. A: "Does this sound too good to be true?" B: "Yeah, this is definitely a scam, Mom. If you invest, this guy is going to gyp you out of thousands."
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gyp joint

offensive slang A business that charges excessive or exorbitant prices, especially for substandard products. "Gyp" is likely a shortening of "Gypsy," a term once used to refer to the Romani people, who have historically faced prejudicial preconceptions of being untrustworthy. Don't go to that store, it's a total gyp joint. Their prices are too high, and all their stuff breaks within weeks. You're bound to get ripped off if you go to that gyp joint, man.
See also: gyp, joint

gyp someone out of something

to deceive someone in order to get something of value. The salesclerk gypped me out of a dollar. The taxi driver tried to gyp me out of a fortune by driving all over the place.
See also: gyp, of, out

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.
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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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Meanwhile the old gyp stack was taken over by a larger company--Mosaic--with plans to close it permanently.
Experimental conditions: medium containing 35 g/L of yeast extract and 7.5 mL/L of GYP salts and crystallized sugar (as required); pH 6.0, NaOH 10 N as controlling agent, temperature at 35[degrees]C, 125 rpm, and 20% of inoculum (v/v).
pH, plant height (cm); EL, ear length (cm); WL, wheel layers; ETP, effective tiller number per plant; GNP, grain number per panicle; LR, lodging resistance: 1) lodging 2) moderate resistance 3) lodging-resistant; SH, shattering habit(%); GYP, grain yield per plant (g)
The Petit Bob novels also gave Gyp the chance to demonstrate her skills as a caricaturist.
Nicola Glendinning, who heads up the GYP project, said: "We provide a safe space using the horse and its surroundings to help young people become healthier and happier."
DIFFERENT ERAS: Bingley Hall, Birmingham, in 1893 and (below) the fire that ravaged it in 1984; FAITHFUL FRIEND: Billy Neal with his dog Gyp
The Texas Terrier began its evolution in the late 1960s by an accidental mating of a registered Treeing Walker gyp that was left at home and a neighbor's fence-lumping Schnauzer.
L Jones (Llanarmon DC) Jim, 8; 3, P Williams (Treuddyn) Jill, 9; 4, H Lloyd (Trefeglwys) Gyp, 11; 5, HG Jones (Bodfari) Jim, 12; 6, C Rundle (Bodfari) Moel Cap, 13.
One died from starvation and the other, a two-year-old Border terrier named Gyp, ate one of the dead animal's legs to stay alive.
They have wrecked Welsh Rugby and deserve nothing at all except gyp!
'It was causing me a bit of gyp until I had a pain-killing injection last month.
Concerns had been raised because itraconazole, a broad-spectrum triazole antifungal agent, is known to interfere with drugs metabolized by the cytochrome P450 (GYP) 3A4 system, including cisapride and terfenadine.
A further source is Mademoiselle Loulou of 1888, a sequence of dramatic dialogues by Gyp, pseudonym of the popular writer Sybille-Gabrielle-Marie-Antoinette de Mirabeau, Comtesse de Martel de Janville.