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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRIPE

That same world is a tough wrestler, and has a bear's gripe.

He struggled furiously, but could not force my gripe from his throat.

He seized her hands, and, with one gripe of his, made hers fly open.

You haven't heard me gripe about having to go to the store, have you?

To gripe the tall town-steeple by the waste,And scoop it out to be his drinking-horn.

We had to gripe on to the keel with all our might, or we should have been washed off.

Whoever they be they are friends; they must have rescued me from the gripe of the monster?

The gripe fastened upon Hugh's throat was like that of a clenched vice.

We will cling to the mast as long as our fingers can gripe hold of it.

But though he was free from Gripe and Graspall he was not free from trouble and care.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gripan "grasp at, lay hold, attack, take, seek to get hold of," from Proto-Germanic *gripanan (cf. Old Saxon gripan, Old Norse gripa, Dutch grijpen, Gothic greipan, Old High German grifan, German greifen "to seize"), from PIE root *ghreib- "to grip" (cf. Lithuanian griebiu "to seize"). Figurative sense of "complain, grouse" is first attested 1932, probably from earlier meaning "gripping pain in the bowels" (c.1600; cf. bellyache). Related: Griped; griping.

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