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gripe

[ grahyp ]
/ graɪp /
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verb (used without object), griped, grip·ing.
verb (used with object), griped, grip·ing.
noun
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Origin of gripe

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

OTHER WORDS FROM gripe

griper, noungripeful, adjectivegrip·ing·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gripe

grip, gripe , grippe
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British Dictionary definitions for gripe

gripe
/ (ɡraɪp) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of gripe

griper, 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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Medical definitions for gripe

gripe
[ grīp ]

v.
To have sharp pains in the bowels.
n.
gripes Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.
A firm hold; a grasp.
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