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English Dictionary: griping by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. acute abdominal pain (especially in infants) [syn: colic, intestinal colic, gripes, griping]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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}.]
      1. To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers;
            to clutch.
      2. To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely.
                     Wouldst thou gripe both gain and pleasure ?
      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.
                     How inly sorrow gripes his soul.         --Shak.
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