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gripe

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verb \ˈgrīp\

Definition of gripe

griped

griping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  seize, grasp

  3. 2 a :  afflict, distress b :  irritate, vex

  4. 3 :  to cause pinching and spasmodic pain in the bowels of

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to experience gripes

  7. 2 :  to complain with grumbling

griper

noun

Examples of gripe in a sentence

  1. All of the workers were griping about the new regulations.

  2. The students griped that they had too much homework.

Origin and Etymology of gripe

Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian griebti


First Known Use: before 12th century


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gripe

noun

Definition of gripe

  1. 1 archaic :  clutch, grasp; broadly :  control, mastery

  2. 2 :  a pinching spasmodic intestinal pain —usually used in plural

  3. 3 :  grievance, complaint

Examples of gripe in a sentence

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

13th Century

First Known Use of gripe

13th century



GRIPE Defined for English Language Learners

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gripe

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verb \ˈgrīp\

Definition of gripe for English Language Learners

  • : to complain about something


GRIPE Defined for Kids

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gripe

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verb \ˈgrīp\

Definition of gripe for Students

griped

griping


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gripe

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noun

Definition of gripe for Students

  1. :  complaint 1


Medical Dictionary

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gripe

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verb \ˈgrīp\

Medical Definition of gripe

griped

;

griping

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause pinching and spasmodic pain in the bowels of

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to experience gripes


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gripe

noun

Medical Definition of gripe

  1. :  a pinching spasmodic intestinal pain—usually used in plural



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