Griper



[grahyp] /graɪp/

verb (used without object), griped, griping.
1.
Informal. to complain naggingly or constantly; grumble.
2.
to suffer pain in the bowels.
3.
Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) to tend to come into the wind; to be ardent.
verb (used with object), griped, griping.
4.
to seize and hold firmly; ; grasp; clutch.
5.
to produce pain in (the bowels) as if by constriction.
6.
to distress or oppress.
7.
to annoy or irritate:
His tone of voice gripes me.
8.
to grasp or clutch, as a miser.
9.
Nautical. to secure (a lifeboat) to a deck or against a pudding boom on davits.
noun
10.
the act of gripping, grasping, or clutching.
11.
Informal. a nagging complaint.
12.
a firm hold; clutch.
13.
a grasp; hold; control.
14.
something that grips or clutches; a claw or grip.
15.
Nautical.

16.
a handle, hilt, etc.
17.
Usually, gripes. Pathology. an intermittent spasmodic pain in the bowels.
/ɡraɪp/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (informal) to complain, esp in a persistent nagging manner
2.
to cause sudden intense pain in the intestines of (a person) or (of a person) to experience this pain
3.
(intransitive) (nautical) (of a ship) to tend to come up into the wind in spite of the helm
4.
(archaic) to clutch; grasp
5.
(transitive) (archaic) to afflict
noun
6.
(usually pl) a sudden intense pain in the intestines; colic
7.
(informal) a complaint or grievance
8.
(rare)

9.
(in pl) (nautical) the lashings that secure a boat
v.

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.
n.

late 14c., from gripe (v.). Figurative sense by 1934.

gripe (grīp)
v. griped, grip·ing, gripes
To have sharp pains in the bowels. n.

noun

A chronic complainer; malcontent; kvetch (1938+)

noun

verb

[ultimately fr griping of the gut, ”colic, bellyache, stomach cramp”]

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