AskDefine | Define gripe

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

gripan.

Noun

  1. A complaint; a petty concern.
  2. The name of a specific wire rope, often used on davits and other life raft launching systems.

Translations

a complaint; a petty concern
the name of a specific wire rope

Verb

  1. To complain; to whine.

Synonyms

Translations

to complain; to whine

Norwegian

Verb

  1. To seize (grab, capture).
  2. To seize (take advantage of opportunity).

Related terms

Old English

Etymology

Cognate with Old High German grif- (German Griff), Old Norse gripr.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈgripe/

Noun

  1. grip, clutch, grasp

Declension

Descendants

Portuguese

Noun

  1. The flu, influenza.

Spanish

Alternative spellings

Etymology

grippe, from gripper, of origin.

Noun

  1. The flu, influenza.

Extensive Definition

Gripe is an indoor sporting arena located in Split, Croatia. It features two halls. The seating capacity of the larger one is 6,000. It is used for many sports, as well as concerts.

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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