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gripe

gripe

 
pronunciation:
graIp
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: griped, gripes, griping
definition 1: (informal) to complain continually; nag; grumble.
He's always griping about his boss.What is she griping about now?
synonyms:
bellyache, complain, grouse, kick, moan
similar words:
cavil, grouch, growl, grumble, mutter, nag, squawk, whine
definition 2: to suffer sharp pains in the bowel.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: (informal) to annoy or bother; irritate.
Her constant whining really gripes me.
synonyms:
annoy, bother, irk, irritate, nettle, vex
similar words:
exasperate, fuss, gall, peeve, rile
definition 2: to cause to suffer sharp pains in the bowel.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) a complaint; grievance.
I have to listen to his gripes all day long.
synonyms:
beef, bellyache, complaint, grievance
similar words:
cavil, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, objection, peeve, protest
definition 2: (usu. pl.) intermittent sharp pains in the bowel.
similar words:
bellyache, colic, cramp, twinge
derivations: gripingly (adv.), griper (n.)