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gripe

 (grīp)
v. griped, grip·ing, gripes
v.intr.
1. Informal To complain naggingly or petulantly; grumble.
2. To have sharp pains in the bowels.
v.tr.
1. Informal To irritate; annoy: Her petty complaints really gripe me.
2. To cause sharp pain in the bowels of.
3. To grasp; seize.
4. To oppress or afflict.
n.
1. Informal A complaint.
2. gripes Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.
3. A firm hold; a grasp.
4. A grip; a handle.

[Middle English gripen, to seize, from Old English grīpan.]

grip′er n.

gripe

(ɡraɪp)
vb
1. (intr) informal to complain, esp in a persistent nagging manner
2. (Pathology) to cause sudden intense pain in the intestines of (a person) or (of a person) to experience this pain
3. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical (of a ship) to tend to come up into the wind in spite of the helm
4. archaic to clutch; grasp
5. (tr) archaic to afflict
n
6. (Pathology) (usually plural) a sudden intense pain in the intestines; colic
7. informal a complaint or grievance
8. rare
a. the act of gripping
b. a firm grip
c. a device that grips
9. (Nautical Terms) (in plural) nautical the lashings that secure a boat
[Old English grīpan; related to Gothic greipan, Old High German grīfan to seize, Lithuanian greibiu]
ˈgriper n

gripe

(graɪp)

v. griped, grip•ing,
n. v.i.
1. Informal. to complain naggingly or constantly; grumble.
2. to suffer pain in the bowels.
v.t.
3. to seize and hold firmly; grasp; clutch.
4. to produce pain in (the bowels) as if by constriction.
5. to irritate: His tone gripes me.
6. to distress or oppress.
n.
7. the act of gripping, grasping, or clutching.
8. Informal. a nagging complaint.
9. a firm hold; clutch.
10. grasp; hold; control.
11. something that grips or clutches; a claw or grip.
12. a handle or hilt.
13. Usu., gripes. an intermittent spasmodic pain in the bowels.
[1350–1400; Middle English; Old English grīpan, c. Old Saxon grīpan, Old High German grīfan, Old Norse grīpa, Gothic greipan; compare grip, grope]
grip′er, n.

gripe


Past participle: griped
Gerund: griping

Imperative
gripe
gripe
Present
I gripe
you gripe
he/she/it gripes
we gripe
you gripe
they gripe
Preterite
I griped
you griped
he/she/it griped
we griped
you griped
they griped
Present Continuous
I am griping
you are griping
he/she/it is griping
we are griping
you are griping
they are griping
Present Perfect
I have griped
you have griped
he/she/it has griped
we have griped
you have griped
they have griped
Past Continuous
I was griping
you were griping
he/she/it was griping
we were griping
you were griping
they were griping
Past Perfect
I had griped
you had griped
he/she/it had griped
we had griped
you had griped
they had griped
Future
I will gripe
you will gripe
he/she/it will gripe
we will gripe
you will gripe
they will gripe
Future Perfect
I will have griped
you will have griped
he/she/it will have griped
we will have griped
you will have griped
they will have griped
Future Continuous
I will be griping
you will be griping
he/she/it will be griping
we will be griping
you will be griping
they will be griping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been griping
you have been griping
he/she/it has been griping
we have been griping
you have been griping
they have been griping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been griping
you will have been griping
he/she/it will have been griping
we will have been griping
you will have been griping
they will have been griping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been griping
you had been griping
he/she/it had been griping
we had been griping
you had been griping
they had been griping
Conditional
I would gripe
you would gripe
he/she/it would gripe
we would gripe
you would gripe
they would gripe
Past Conditional
I would have griped
you would have griped
he/she/it would have griped
we would have griped
you would have griped
they would have griped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gripe - informal terms for objectinggripe - informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
objection - the speech act of objecting
Verb1.gripe - complaingripe - complain; "What was he hollering about?"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

gripe

verb
1. (Informal) complain, moan, groan, grumble, beef (slang), carp, bitch (slang), nag, whine, grouse, bleat, grouch (informal), bellyache (slang), kvetch (U.S. slang) He started griping about the prices they were charging.
noun
1. complaint (Informal) protest, objection, beef (slang), moan, grumble, grievance, grouse, grouch (informal) My only gripe is that just one main course and one dessert were available.

gripe

verb
Informal. To express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment:
Informal: crab, grouse, kick.
Slang: beef, bellyache, bitch.
noun
Informal. An expression of dissatisfaction or a circumstance regarded as a cause for such expression:
Informal: grouse.
Slang: beef, kick.
Idiom: bone to pick.
Translations
reptání
klage
valitus
pritužba
不平
불평
knot
การบ่น
càu nhàu

gripe

[graɪp]
A. N
1. (= complaint) → queja f
2. (Med) (also gripes) → retortijón m de tripas
B. VI (= complain) → quejarse (about de)
C. VT (= anger) → dar rabia a

gripe

[ˈgraɪp]
n (= complaint) → sujet m de plainte
vi (= complain) → râler

gripe

vt (US, inf, = annoy) → aufregen, fuchsen (inf)
vi (inf: = grumble) → meckern (inf), → nörgeln; to gripe at somebodyjdn anmeckern (inf), → jdn anmotzen (inf)
n
the gripes plKolik f, → Bauchschmerzen pl; gripe waterKolikmittel nt
(inf: = complaint) → Meckerei f (inf); have you any more gripes?sonst hast du nichts zu meckern? (inf)

gripe

[graɪp]
1. n (fam) (complaint) → lagna
the gripes (stomach ache) → colica
2. vi (fam) (complain) to gripe (about)lagnarsi (di)

gripe

شَكْوى reptání klage Klage γκρίνια queja valitus grognement pritužba lamentela 不平 불평 klacht klaging powód do narzekań queixa ворчун knot การบ่น şikayet càu nhàu 牢骚
References in classic literature ?
Because of his age and his cunning, because of his gripe and his paw, In all that the Law leaveth open, the word of the Head Wolf is Law.
As regarded novelties (among which cabs and omnibuses were to be reckoned), his mind appeared to have lost its proper gripe and retentiveness.
The mean and low, yet strangely man-like expression of his wilted countenance; the prying and crafty glance, that showed him ready to gripe at every miserable advantage; his enormous tail (too enormous to be decently concealed under his gabardine), and the deviltry of nature which it betokened,--take this monkey just as he was, in short, and you could desire no better image of the Mammon of copper coin, symbolizing the grossest form of the love of money.
At the threshold, they felt his pitiless gripe upon them.
The crimson hand expressed the ineludible gripe in which mortality clutches the highest and purest of earthly mould, degrading them into kindred with the lowest, and even with the very brutes, like whom their visible frames return to dust.
Again: do we know that there is a possibility, on any terms, of unclasping the firm gripe of this little hand which was laid upon me before I came into the world?
He rushed towards her and seized her arm with a gripe that left the print of his fingers upon it.
It represented strength, that body of my father's, strength without beauty; ferocious, primordial strength, made to clutch and gripe and rend and destroy.
He remembers nothing but his own inside--an' I wish it'ud gripe him.
In Hester Prynne's instance, however, as not unfrequently in other cases, her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform, but without undergoing that gripe about the neck and confinement of the head, the proneness to which was the most devilish characteristic of this ugly engine.
And now, while both elastic gunwales were springing in and out, as the whale dallied with the doomed craft in this devilish way; and from his body being submerged beneath the boat, he could not be darted at from the bows, for the bows were almost inside of him, as it were; and while the other boats involuntarily paused, as before a quick crisis impossible to withstand, then it was that monomaniac Ahab, furious with this tantalizing vicinity of his foe, which placed him all alive and helpless in the very jaws he hated; frenzied with all this, he seized the long bone with his naked hands, and wildly strove to wrench it from its gripe.
It seemed peculiarly sad to sit here, thirteen hundred years before I was born, and listen again to poor, flat, worm-eaten jokes that had given me the dry gripes when I was a boy thirteen hundred years after- wards.