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 for gripe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Griffin \Grif"fin\, Griffon \Grif"fon\, n. [OE. griffin,
     griffon, griffoun, F. griffon, fr. L. gryphus, equiv to
     gryps, Gr. ?; -- so called because of the hooked beak, and
     akin to grypo`s curved, hook-nosed.]
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     1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It
        is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art.
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     2. (Her.) A representation of this creature as an heraldic
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     3. (Zool.) A species of large vulture ({Gyps fulvus) found
        in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa,
        and Asia Minor; -- called also gripe, and grype. It is
        supposed to be the "eagle" of the Bible. The bearded
        griffin is the lammergeir. [Written also gryphon.]
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     4. An English early apple.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gripe \Gripe\, v. i.
     1. To clutch, hold, or pinch a thing, esp. money, with a
        gripe or as with a gripe.
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     2. To suffer griping pains. --Jocke.
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     3. (Naut.) To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which,
        when sailing closehauled, requires constant labor at the
        helm. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
     2. to complain

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gripe \Gripe\, n.
     1. Grasp; seizure; fast hold; clutch.
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              A barren scepter in my gripe.         --Shak.
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     2. That on which the grasp is put; a handle; a grip; as, the
        gripe of a sword.
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     3. (Mech.) A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake
        to stop a wheel.
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     4. Oppression; cruel exaction; affiction; pinching distress;
        as, the gripe of poverty.
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     5. Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines; -- chiefly
        used in the plural.
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     6. (Naut.)
        (a) The piece of timber which terminates the keel at the
            fore end; the forefoot.
        (b) The compass or sharpness of a ship's stern under the
            water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind.
        (c) pl. 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.
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     Gripe penny, a miser; a niggard. --D. L. Mackenzie.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gripe \Gripe\, n. [See Grype.] (Zool.)
     A vulture; the griffin. [Obs.]
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           Like a white hind under the gripe's sharp claws.
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     Gripe's egg, an alchemist's vessel. [Obs.] --E. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gripe \Gripe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Griped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Griping.] [AS. gripan; akin to D. grijpen, G. greifen, OHG.
     gr?fan, Icel. gripa, Sw. gripe, Dan. gribe, Goth. greipan;
     cf. Lith. graibyti, Russ. grabite to plunder, Skr. grah,
     grabh, to seize. Cf. Grip, v. t., Grope.]
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     1. To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers;
        to clutch.
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     2. To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely.
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              Wouldst thou gripe both gain and pleasure ?
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     3. 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.
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              How inly sorrow gripes his soul.      --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grype \Grype\, n. [Gr. gry`f, grypo`s, griffin. See Griffin.]
     A vulture; the griffin. [Written also gripe.] [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the
           service here" [syn: gripe, kick, beef, bitch,
      v 1: complain; "What was he hollering about?" [syn: gripe,
           bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  291 Moby Thesaurus words for "gripe":
     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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