gripe

Part of speech: verb

To grasp.

Part of speech: verb

To give pain to ( the bowels); distress; suffer; be extortionate.

Part of speech: noun

A firm hold, grip; oppressive control.

Part of speech: noun

Intermittent pains in the bowels.

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Usage examples "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", George Meredith.
  2. Under all the features of the case, he thought that an attempt to escape would not be an imprudent proceeding on his part; accordingly, after moving a few paces very quietly and very passively, he watched his opportunity, wrenched himself from the gripe of the gentleman on his left, and brought the hand thus released against the cheek of the gentleman on his right with so hearty a good will as to cause him to relinquish his hold, and retreat several paces towards the areas in a slanting position. - "Paul Clifford, Volume 1.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. Your master, Farmer Gripe, for instance, calls his farm his. - "Political Pamphlets", George Saintsbury.