|1.||informal (intr) to complain, esp in a persistent nagging manner|
|2.||to cause sudden intense pain in the intestines of (a person) or (of a person) to experience this pain|
|3.||(intr) nautical (of a ship) to tend to come up into the wind in spite of the helm|
|4.||archaic to clutch; grasp|
|5.||archaic (tr) to afflict|
|6.||(usually plural) a sudden intense pain in the intestines; colic|
|7.||informal a complaint or grievance|
|a. the act of gripping|
|b. a firm grip|
|c. a device that grips|
|9.||(in plural) nautical the lashings that secure a boat|
|[Old English grīpan; related to Gothic greipan, Old High German grīfan to seize, Lithuanian greibiu]|
v. griped, grip·ing, gripes
To have sharp pains in the bowels. n.
gripes Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.
A firm hold; a grasp.