gripe


1gripe

verb \ˈgrīp\

: to complain about something

gripedgrip·ing

Full Definition of GRIPE

transitive verb
1
archaic :  seize, grasp
2
a :  afflict, distress
b :  irritate, vex
3
:  to cause pinching and spasmodic pain in the bowels of
intransitive verb
1
:  to experience gripes
2
:  to complain with grumbling
grip·er noun

Examples of GRIPE

  1. All of the workers were griping about the new regulations.
  2. The students griped that they had too much homework.

Origin of GRIPE

Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian griebti
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with GRIPE

2gripe

noun

Definition of GRIPE

1
archaic :  clutch, grasp; broadly :  control, mastery
2
:  a pinching spasmodic intestinal pain —usually used in plural

Examples of GRIPE

  1. <I would rather not listen to gripes about your latest disasters in the dating game.>

First Known Use of GRIPE

13th century

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