What does the word gripe mean?

Usage examples for gripe

  1. When they meet they talk across a river, and he knows she is going to another man, and does not gripe her wrist and drag her away! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Your master, Farmer Gripe, for instance, calls his farm his. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury