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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.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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