- complain about something in a persistent, irritating way；grasp tightly; clutch
- a minor complaint；gastric or intestinal pain; colic
verb: gripe, 3rd person present: gripes, gerund or present participle: griping, past tense: griped, past participle: griped
noun: gripe, plural noun: gripes
- 1. informal complain about something in a persistent, irritating way it's no use griping about your boss or your pay ‘Holidays make no difference to Simon,’ Pat griped
- 2. archaic grasp tightly; clutch Hilyard griped his dagger
- 3. secure (a boat) with gripes.
- 4. (of a ship) turn to face the wind despite the efforts of the helmsman.
- 1. informal a minor complaint my only gripe is the size of the page numbers
- 2. gastric or intestinal pain; colic if your baby has gripe or is teething, we have the medication to help them
- 3. archaic an act of grasping something tightly he seized me by the arms with a rude gripe
- 4. lashings securing a boat in its place on deck or in davits.
- a solution given to babies for the relief of colic, wind, and indigestion.
- complain about something in a persistent, irritating way: “Holidays don't make any difference to Simon,” Pat griped they gripe about the busywork
- a minor complaint: his biggest gripe is that he has lost his sense of privacy
Oxford American Dictionary