Griped
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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers; to clutch. [1913 Webster]

2. To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely. [1913 Webster]

Wouldst thou gripe both gain and pleasure ? --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

How inly sorrow gripes his soul. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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