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gripe

verb \ ˈgrīp \

Definition of gripe

griped; griping
transitive verb
1 archaic :seize, grasp
b :irritate, vex
  • griped by the new regulations
3 :to cause pinching and spasmodic pain in the bowels of
intransitive verb
1 :to experience gripes
2 :to complain with grumbling
  • Students griped about having too much homework.

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.

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Origin and Etymology of gripe

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


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gripe

noun

Definition of gripe

1 archaic :clutch, grasp; broadly :control, mastery
2 :a pinching spasmodic intestinal pain usually used in plural
3 :grievance, complaint
  • Her main gripe was his utter lack of ambition.

Examples of gripe in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of gripe

see 1gripe



GRIPE Defined for English Language Learners

gripe

verb

Definition of gripe for English Language Learners

  • : to complain about something


GRIPE Defined for Kids

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gripe

verb \ ˈgrīp \

Definition of gripe for Students

griped; griping

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gripe

noun

Definition of gripe for Students


Medical Dictionary

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gripe

verb \ ˈgrīp \

medical Definition of gripe

griped; griping
transitive verb
:to cause pinching and spasmodic pain in the bowels of
intransitive verb
:to experience gripes

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gripe

noun

medical Definition of gripe

:a pinching spasmodic intestinal pain usually used in plural


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