Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "gripe": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. informal terms for objecting;
- Example: "I have a gripe about the service here"
[syn: gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk]


VERB (1)

1. complain;
- Example: "What was he hollering about?"
[syn: gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Griffin \Grif"fin\, Griffon \Grif"fon\, n. [OE. griffin, griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to gryps, Gr. ?; -- so called because of the hooked beak, and akin to grypo`s curved, hook-nosed.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) A representation of this creature as an heraldic charge. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) A species of large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor; -- called also gripe, and grype. It is supposed to be the "eagle" of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeir. [Written also gryphon.] [1913 Webster] 4. An English early apple. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gripe \Gripe\, v. i. 1. To clutch, hold, or pinch a thing, esp. money, with a gripe or as with a gripe. [1913 Webster] 2. To suffer griping pains. --Jocke. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which, when sailing closehauled, requires constant labor at the helm. --R. H. Dana, Jr. 2. to complain [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gripe \Gripe\, n. 1. Grasp; seizure; fast hold; clutch. [1913 Webster] A barren scepter in my gripe. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That on which the grasp is put; a handle; a grip; as, the gripe of a sword. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mech.) A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel. [1913 Webster] 4. Oppression; cruel exaction; affiction; pinching distress; as, the gripe of poverty. [1913 Webster] 5. Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines; -- chiefly used in the plural. [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) (a) The piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end; the forefoot. (b) The compass or sharpness of a ship's stern under the water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind. (c) pl. An assemblage of ropes, dead-eyes, and hocks, fastened to ringbolts in the deck, to secure the boats when hoisted; also, broad bands passed around a boat to secure it at the davits and prevent swinging. [1913 Webster] Gripe penny, a miser; a niggard. --D. L. Mackenzie. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gripe \Gripe\, n. [See Grype.] (Zool.) A vulture; the griffin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Like a white hind under the gripe's sharp claws. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Gripe's egg, an alchemist's vessel. [Obs.] --E. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gripe \Gripe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Griped; p. pr. & vb. n. Griping.] [AS. gripan; akin to D. grijpen, G. greifen, OHG. gr?fan, Icel. gripa, Sw. gripe, Dan. gribe, Goth. greipan; cf. Lith. graibyti, Russ. grabite to plunder, Skr. grah, grabh, to seize. Cf. Grip, v. t., Grope.] [1913 Webster] 1. To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers; to clutch. [1913 Webster] 2. To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely. [1913 Webster] Wouldst thou gripe both gain and pleasure ? --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] How inly sorrow gripes his soul. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grype \Grype\, n. [Gr. gry`f, grypo`s, griffin. See Griffin.] (Zool.) A vulture; the griffin. [Written also gripe.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gripe n 1: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here" [syn: gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk] v 1: complain; "What was he hollering about?" [syn: gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

291 Moby Thesaurus words for "gripe": abduct, ache, aching, adhere to, afflict, aggravate, agonize, ail, air a grievance, angina, annoy, backache, badger, bait, bare cupboard, bare subsistence, be at, bear hug, bedevil, beef, beefing, beggarliness, beggary, bellyache, bellyaching, beset, bitch, bitching, bite, bleat, blow off, bother, brawl, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn, burn up, cardialgia, carp, carping, carry off, cavil, cavilling, cephalalgia, chafe, chivy, cholera morbus, clamor, clamp, clasp, claws, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling, clinging, clip, clutch, clutches, colic, collywobbles, command, complain, complaining, complaint, constipation, control, convulse, costiveness, crab, cramp, crib, croak, crucify, cut, death grip, deprivation, destitution, destructive criticism, devil, diarrhea, discompose, dissent, distemper, distress, disturb, dog, domination, dominion, dysentery, dyspepsia, earache, embrace, empty purse, exasperate, excruciate, exercise, fash, faultfinding, fester, firm hold, flux, foothold, footing, freeze to, fret, fret and fume, fuss, gall, get, give pain, gnaw, gnawing, grapple, grasp, grate, grievance, grind, grinding poverty, grip, gripes, griping, groan, groaning, grouch, grouse, grousing, growl, grumble, grumbling, grunt, gut-ache, hand, hand-to-mouth existence, hands, hang on, hang on to, harass, harrow, harry, headache, heartburn, heckle, hector, helm, hemicrania, hold, hold fast, hold on, hold on to, hold tight, holler, homelessness, hound, howl, hug, hurt, impoverishment, indigence, indigestion, inflame, inflict pain, irk, iron grip, iron hand, irregularity, irritate, jurisdiction, keep hold of, kick, kicking, kidnap, kill by inches, lacerate, lack, lientery, lodge a complaint, martyr, martyrize, mastership, mastery, megrim, mendicancy, miff, migraine, moan, moaning, molest, moneylessness, murmur, murmuring, mutter, nag, nagging, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, needle, nettle, never let go, nip, nudzh, objection, obstipation, odontalgia, otalgia, pain, pang, pauperism, pauperization, peeve, peevishness, penury, persecute, pester, pet peeve, petulance, pick on, pierce, pinch, pique, plague, pluck the beard, pother, power, prick, privation, prolong the agony, protest, provoke, purchase, put to torture, pyrosis, querulousness, rack, raise a howl, rankle, rasp, register a complaint, reins of government, ride, rile, roil, rub, ruffle, scolding, seizure, shanghai, sick headache, sniping, splitting headache, squawk, squawking, stab, stick to, sting, stomachache, take on, talons, tease, tenure, throbbing pain, throttle, tight grip, toehold, toothache, torment, torture, trots, try the patience, tweak, tweak the nose, twinge, twist, vex, want, whimper, whimpering, whine, whining, worry, wound, wring, yammer, yap, yapping, yawp, yelp