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gripe

noun

verb

Etymology summary

Old English gripan "grasp at, lay hold, attack, take, seek to get hold of", from...
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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Arena Gripe
(Coordinates: 43.509139°N 16.45111°E)

an indoor sporting arena located in Split, Croatia. It's part of Sport Recreation Center. It features two halls. The capacity of the lesser arena is 3,500 people. The seating capacity of the larger one is 6,000. It's currently home to the KK Split ... (43 of 176 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

gripe | grasp [synonym, sense-specific] | colic [synonym, sense-specific] | griper [noun, derived]

[intransitive, informal] to complain, especially in a persistent nagging manner | to cause sudden intense pain in the intestines of (a person) or (of ... (23 of 606 words, 11 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

gripe | griping | gripes | clutch [synonym, sense-specific] | colic [synonym, sense-specific] | griper [derived]

[intransitive, informal] : complain about something in a persistent, irritating way | (usually as adjective "griping") : affect with gastric or ... (20 of 217 words, 9 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

gripe [entry 1, verb] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | afflict [synonym, sense-specific] | seize [synonym, sense-specific] | irritate [synonym, sense-specific] | grasp [synonym, sense-specific] | distress [synonym, sense-specific] | vex [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] "seize", "grasp" | "afflict", "distress" ; "irritate", "vex" | to cause pinching and spasmodic pain in the bowels of | to experience gripes ... (21 of 212 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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gripe [entry 2, noun] | gripes [plural] | control [synonym, sense-specific] | grievance [synonym, sense-specific] | mastery [synonym, sense-specific] | clutch [synonym, sense-specific] | broadly [synonym, sense-specific] | grasp [synonym, sense-specific] | complaint [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] "clutch", "grasp"; broadly; "control", "mastery" | "gripes": a pinching spasmodic intestinal pain | "grievance", "complaint" (14 of 103 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

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Random House Dictionary:

gripe | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | gripe piece [synonym, sense-specific] | gripes [synonym, sense-specific]

[informal] to complain naggingly or constantly; grumble. | to suffer pain in the bowels. | [nautical] (of a sailing vessel) to tend to come into the ... (24 of 210 words, 17 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

gripe | gripes [plural] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | bitch [synonym, sense-specific] | complain [synonym, sense-specific] | whine [synonym, sense-specific] | grasp [synonym, sense-specific] | grip [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[obsolete, intransitive] To make a grab (to, towards, at or upon something). | [archaic, transitive] To seize, grasp. | [intransitive] To complain; to whine. | A complaint; a petty concern. | [nautical] A wire rope, often used on davits and other life ... (38 of 173 words, 13 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

gripe | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | griper [noun, related]

[archaic] ; to grasp; clutch ; to distress; oppress; afflict | to cause sudden, sharp pain in the bowels of | [United States, slang] to annoy; ... (24 of 107 words, 11 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

gripe | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | gripes [3rd-person singular present] | griper [noun, related]

[informal] To complain naggingly or petulantly; grumble. | To have sharp pains in the bowels. | [informal] To irritate; annoy | To cause sharp pain in ... (23 of 82 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

gripe [countable, informal] | gripes [plural]

a complaint about something that is annoying but not very important (11 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gripe

gripe [intransitive, informal, verb] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | gripes [3rd-person singular present]

to complain continuously in an annoying way (7 of 37 words, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

gripe [informal]

a strong complaint (3 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

gripe | gripes [plural] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle]

to experience severe stomach pains, or cause somebody to experience severe stomach pains | to complain continually and irritatingly (informal) | to ... (20 of 107 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615436​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

gripe

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old English gripan "grasp at, lay hold, attack, take, seek to get hold of", from Proto-Germanic *gripanan (compare Old Saxon ... (23 of 82 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

gripe | griping | gripes

Origin: Old English grīpan "grasp, clutch", of Germanic origin; related to Dutch grijpen, German greifen "seize", also to "grip" and ... (19 of 41 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

gripe | gripes [plural] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle]

Origin: Middle English gripen, from Old English grīpan, from Proto-Germanic *grīpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreyb- ("to grab, grasp"). Cognate with West Frisian gripe, Low German griepen, Dutch... (25 of 36 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

gripe | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle]

Origin: Middle English gripen from Old English grīpan, to seize, akin to German greifen from Indo-European base *ghreib-, to grasp, akin to base of "grab"

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Collins Dictionary:

gripe

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

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American Heritage Dictionary:

gripe | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | gripes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English gripen, to seize, from Old English grīpan.

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Merriam-Webster:

gripe [entry 1, verb] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian griebti

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Encarta Dictionary:

gripe | gripes [plural] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle]

Origin: Old English grīpan "seize" from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615436​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

gripe | gripes [plural] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gripe"

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Collins Dictionary:

gripe

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gripe"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

gripe [countable, informal] | gripes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gripe"

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gripe [intransitive, informal, verb] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | gripes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gripe"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

gripe [countable, informal] | gripes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gripe"

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gripe [intransitive, informal, verb] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle] | gripes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gripe"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

gripe [informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "gripe"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "gripe"

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the Free Dictionary:

gripe

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gripe"

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Google Dictionary:

gripe | gripes [plural] | griped [past tense] | griping [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "gripe"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gripe

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gripe"

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YourDictionary Audio:

gripe

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