He was griping at the guards and complaining incoherently about his lawyers.
Because I'm partisan, I'll feature the griping from the Democratic side of the aisle.
He was an insider who insisted on being an outsider—and then on griping about it.
The next moment Bonham Carter was griping about how Burton's special effects made her less attractive.
Nor that Israeli and Palestinian officials have recently been griping to the Israeli press about Kerry's full head of steam.
She could not speak, just then, for the griping ache that was in her throat.
I said only our extreme need and griping poverty justified our acts.
Tom was griping because he'd have to do Devis's work and his own.
It's who and what you are and who and what I am that's griping me.
In the summers of 1671 and 1672 the article of griping in the guts continues high in the London bills.
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.
late 14c., from gripe (v.). Figurative sense by 1934.
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.
[ultimately fr griping of the gut, ''colic, bellyache, stomach cramp'']