[ grahyp ]
/ graɪp /

verb (used without object), griped, grip·ing.

verb (used with object), griped, grip·ing.


Nearby words

  1. gringa,
  2. gringo,
  3. griot,
  4. grip,
  5. grip tape,
  6. gripe water,
  7. gripey,
  8. griping,
  9. gripman,
  10. grippe

Origin of gripe

1350–1400; Middle English gripen, Old English grīpan; cognate with Dutch grijpen, German griefen; see grip, grope

Related formsgrip·er, noungripe·ful, adjectivegrip·ing·ly, adverb

Can be confusedgrip gripe grippe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gripe


/ (ɡraɪp) /



Derived Formsgriper, noungripingly, adverb

Word Origin for gripe

Old English grīpan; related to Gothic greipan, Old High German grīfan to seize, Lithuanian greibiu

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Word Origin and History for gripe
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Medicine definitions for gripe


[ grīp ]


To have sharp pains in the bowels.


gripes Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.
A firm hold; a grasp.

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