Definitions of gripe

  1. To seize and hold fast; to get money by hard bargains; to feel the colic; to lie too close to the wind.
  2. To grasp.
  3. To give pain to ( the bowels); distress; suffer; be extortionate.
  4. To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers; to clutch.
  5. To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely.
  6. 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.
  7. To hold with closed fingers; grasp; hold tightly; to pain the bowels of; seize; clutch; oppress; pinch.
  8. To grasp with the hand: to seize and hold fast: to squeeze: to give pain to the bowels.
  9. To hold firmly; clutch; give pain in the bowels.
  10. To clutch, hold, or pinch a thing, esp. money, with a gripe or as with a gripe.
  11. To suffer griping pains.
  12. To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which, when sailing closehauled, requires constant labor at the helm.
  13. complain; " What was he hollering about?"
  14. To catch with the hand and clasp closely with the fingers; to seize and hold fast; to clutch; to pinch; to give pain to the bowels; to distress.
  15. To catch with the hand; to seize; to grasp; to pinch; to press; to cause a colicky pain in the bowels; in nav., applied to a ship when she runs her head too much into the wind.
  16. Pain in the bowels; colic; the fore- foot or piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore- end; an assemblage of ropes, dead- eyes, and hooks, fastened to ring- bolts in the deck to secure boats.
  17. Intermittent pains in the bowels.
  18. Grasp; seizure; fast hold; clutch.
  19. A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel.
  20. Oppression; cruel exaction; affiction; pinching distress; as, the gripe of poverty.
  21. The piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end; the forefoot.
  22. The compass or sharpness of a ship's stern under the water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind.
  23. 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.
  24. Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines; - chiefly used in the plural.
  25. A clasping with the hand or arms; a squeeze; pressure; pinching distress.
  26. A strong grasp or clutch; oppression; pain in the bowels.
  27. A firm hold, grip; oppressive control.
  28. Grasp; fast hold with the hand; squeeze; pressure; oppression; pinching distress; a lever which can be pressed upon a wheel to retard or stop its motion.
  29. A clasping with the hand or arms; a hold; a grasp; pinching distress; oppression; pain in the bowels.
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