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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
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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
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