Gripe meaning

grīp
Hooks, straps, etc. for holding a ship's boat in place.
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Gripe is defined as to experience sharp intestinal pain, or to complain.

An example of gripe is having pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome.

An example of gripe is a small child whining about having to eat vegetables.

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The definition of a gripe is a complaint, or a sharp intestinal pain.

An example of gripe is a person's expression of their dissatisfaction with their work.

An example of gripe is the pain experienced by a person with irritable bowel syndrome.

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To complain naggingly or petulantly; grumble.
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To have sharp pains in the bowels.
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To irritate; annoy.

Her petty complaints really gripe me.

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To cause sharp pain in the bowels of.
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To grasp; seize.
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To oppress or afflict.
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A complaint.
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Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.
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A firm hold; a grasp.
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A grip; a handle.
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To cause sudden, sharp pain in the bowels of.
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To annoy; irritate.
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To grasp; clutch.
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To distress; oppress; afflict.
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To feel sharp pains in the bowels.
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To complain; grumble.
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The pressure or pain of something distressing or afflicting.
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A sudden, sharp pain in the bowels.
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A handle.
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A complaint.
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A device that grips.
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A grasping or clutching.
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Control; mastery.
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To have or cause to have sharp pain in the bowels.
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Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.
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(archaic) To seize, grasp.
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(intransitive) To complain; to whine.
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To suffer griping pains.

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(nautical) To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which, when sailing close-hauled, requires constant labour at the helm.

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(nautical) A wire rope, often used on davits and other life raft launching systems.
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(engineering, dated) A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel.
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Oppression; cruel exaction; affiction; pinching distress.

The gripe of poverty.

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(chiefly in the plural) Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines.
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(nautical) The piece of timber that terminates the keel at the fore end; the forefoot.
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(nautical) The compass or sharpness of a ship's stern under the water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind.
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(nautical) An assemblage of ropes, dead-eyes, and hocks, fastened to ringbolts in the deck, to secure the boats when hoisted.
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Origin of gripe

From Middle English gripen, from Old English grīpan, from Proto-Germanic *grīpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreyb- (“to grab, grasp”). Cognate with West Frisian gripe, Low German griepen, Dutch grijpen, German greifen, Danish gribe, Swedish gripa. See also grip, grope.