- verb (intransitive)
- Informal. to complain naggingly or constantly; grumble.
to seize and hold firmly; grip; grasp; clutch.
5.to produce pain in (the bowels) as if by constriction.
6.to distress or oppress.
7.to annoy or irritate: His tone of voice gripes me.
8.to grasp or clutch, as a miser.
What inveterate wearers sometimes gripe aboutis the niggling pain felt when forced to walk withtheir feet flat.
Many drivers gripe that the jams are madeworse by the traffic inspectors, who stand atevery major intersection.
Some gripe that high commodity prices are oflittle benefit to those who forward-sold theircrops.