I. verb (griped; griping) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian griebti Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. archaic seize, grasp 2. a. afflict, distress b. irritate, vex 3. to cause pinching and spasmodic pain in the bowels of intransitive verb 1. to experience gripes 2. to complain with grumbling • griper noun II. noun Date: 13th century 1. archaic clutch, grasp; broadly control, mastery 2. a pinching spasmodic intestinal pain — usually used in plural 3. grievance, complaint

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