We griped and laughed and swore and made fun of one another and ourselves.
He griped the cudgel in his right hand, and struck the dancers with might and main, just as the old man had done.
He laid hold of me by the throat, and griped me with a quivering grasp.
The shops sold goods that only poverty could buy, and sellers and buyers were pinched and griped alike.
They went feverish and gaunt, with parched mouths and griped stomachs.
He griped the filthy red shirt that clung, stiff with soot, about him, and tore it savagely from his arm.
The others, according to the quantity they had taken, were griped also.
Thus had Amilcare been sold by his own purchase, and thus Grifone griped in his own springe.
Now he griped at the beast between the ears and held him off, so that he got not at him to bite.
Having to do that griped him immensely as he could guess the attitude his brother-in-law would take.
Old English gripan "grasp at, lay hold, attack, take, seek to get hold of," from Proto-Germanic *gripanan (cf. Old Saxon gripan, Old Norse gripa, Dutch grijpen, Gothic greipan, Old High German grifan, German greifen "to seize"), from PIE root *ghreib- "to grip" (cf. Lithuanian griebiu "to seize"). Figurative sense of "complain, grouse" is first attested 1932, probably from earlier meaning "gripping pain in the bowels" (c.1600; cf. bellyache). Related: Griped; griping.
late 14c., from gripe (v.). Figurative sense by 1934.
v. griped, grip·ing, gripes
To have sharp pains in the bowels. n.
gripes Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.
A firm hold; a grasp.
[ultimately fr griping of the gut, ''colic, bellyache, stomach cramp'']