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From 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 grijpen, German greifen, Danish gribe, Swedish gripa. See also grip, grope.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To make a grab (to, towards, at or upon something).
- (archaic, transitive) To seize, grasp.
- Robynson (More's Utopia)
- Wouldst thou gripe both gain and pleasure?
- Robynson (More's Utopia)
- (intransitive) To complain; to whine.
2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”, in (Please provide the title of the work):
- In “Treehouse Of Horror” episodes, the rules aren’t just different—they don’t even exist. If writers want Homer to kill Flanders or for a segment to end with a marriage between a woman and a giant ape, they can do so without worrying about continuity or consistency or fans griping that the gang is behaving out of character.
- To suffer griping pains.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
- (nautical) To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which, when sailing close-hauled, requires constant labour at the helm.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of R. H. Dana, Jr to this entry?)
- (obsolete, transitive) To pinch; to distress. Specifically, to cause pinching and spasmodic pain to the bowels of, as by the effects of certain purgative or indigestible substances.
- How inly sorrow gripes his soul.
gripe (plural gripes)
- A complaint; a petty concern.
- (nautical) A wire rope, often used on davits and other life raft launching systems.
- (obsolete) grasp; clutch; grip
- A barren sceptre in my gripe.
- (obsolete) That which is grasped; a handle; a grip.
- the gripe of a sword
- (engineering, dated) A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel.
- oppression; cruel exaction; affliction; pinching distress.
- the gripe of poverty
- 1785, William Cowper, “The Garden”, in The Task, a Poem, in Six Books. By William Cowper [...] To which are Added, by the Same Author, An Epistle to Joseph Hill, Esq. Tirocinium, or a Review of Schools, and The History of John Gilpin, London: Printed for J[oseph] Johnson, No. 72 St. Paul's Church-Yard, OCLC 221351486; republished as The Task. A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: or, A Review of Schools, new edition, Philadelphia, Pa.: Printed for Thomas Dobson, bookseller, in Second-street, second door above Chestnut-street, 1787, OCLC 23630717, page 87:
- 'Tis the cruel gripe, / That lean hard-handed poverty inflicts, / The hope of better things, the chance to win, / The wiſh to ſhine, the thirſt to be amus'd, / That at the found of Winter's hoary wing, / Unpeople all our counties, of ſuch herds, / Of flutt'ring, loit'ring, cringing, begging, looſe, / And wanton vagrants, as make London, vaſt / And boundless as it is, a crowded coop.
- (chiefly in the plural) Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines.
- (nautical) The piece of timber that terminates the keel at the fore end; the forefoot.
- (nautical) The compass or sharpness of a ship's stern under the water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind.
- (nautical) An assemblage of ropes, dead-eyes, and hocks, fastened to ringbolts in the deck, to secure the boats when hoisted.
- (obsolete) A vulture, Gyps fulvus; the griffin.
- Like a white hind under the gripe's sharp claws.
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|infinitive II||tu gripen|
|infinitive III||än grip|
|1st-person singular||ik grip||ik griip|
|2nd-person singular||dü grapst||dü griipst|
|3rd-person singular||hi/jü/et grapt||hi/jü/et griip|
|1st-person dual||wat bååge||wat griipen|
|2nd-person dual||jat bååge||jat griipen|
|1st-person plural||we bååge||we griipen|
|2nd-person plural||jam bååge||jam griipen|
|3rd-person plural||ja bååge||ja griipen|
|1st-person singular||ik hääw gram||ik häi gram|
|2nd-person singular||dü hääst gram||dü häist gram|
|3rd-person singular||hi/jü/et heet gram||hi/jü/et häi gram|
|1st-person dual||wat hääwe gram||wat häin gram|
|2nd-person dual||jat hääwe gram||jat häin gram|
|1st-person plural||we hääwe gram||we häin gram|
|2nd-person plural||jam hääwe gram||jam häin gram|
|3rd-person plural||ja hääwe gram||ja häin gram|
|1st-person singular||ik wård gripe|
|2nd-person singular||dü wårst gripe|
|3rd-person singular||hi/jü/et wårt gripe|
|1st-person dual||wat wårde gripe|
|2nd-person dual||jat wårde gripe|
|1st-person plural||we wårde gripe|
|2nd-person plural||jam wårde gripe|
|3rd-person plural||ja wårde gripe|
From Old Norse grípa (“to grab”), from Proto-Germanic *grīpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreyb- (“to grasp, grab”). Cognate with Danish gribe, Swedish gripa, Icelandic grípa, English gripe, Dutch grijpen, German greifen.
- to grab, grasp, grip
- to seize (grab, capture).
- to seize (take advantage of an opportunity).
- gripe inn - to intervene
- “gripe” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- Alternative form of
gripe m (nominative plural gripe or gripas)
- English: grip
- grippe (obsolete)
gripe f (plural gripes)
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of gripar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of gripar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of gripar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of gripar
- gripa (Colombia, Mexico)
gripe f (plural gripes)