A musical instrument consisting of an upright frame strung with strings that are stroked or plucked with the fingers.
(label) A harmonica.
(label) A grain sieve.
To repeatedly mention a subject.
(label) To play on (a harp or similar instrument)
(label) To play (a tune) on the harp.
(label) To develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.
- — Shakespeare.
(obsolete) To make a grab (to'', ''towards'', ''at'' or ''upon something).
(archaic) To seize, grasp.
* Robynson (More's Utopia)
To complain; to whine.
- Wouldst thou gripe both gain and pleasure?
, date=April 29
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)
, passage=In “Treehouse Of Horror” episodes, the rules aren’t just different—they don’t even exist. If writers want Homer to kill Flanders or for a segment to end with a marriage between a woman and a giant ape, they can do so without worrying about continuity or consistency or fans griping
that the gang is behaving out of character.}}
To suffer griping pains.
(nautical) To tend to come up into the wind, as a ship which, when sailing close-hauled, requires constant labour at the helm.
- (John Locke)
(obsolete) 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.
* (complain) bitch, complain, whine
A complaint; a petty concern.
(nautical) A wire rope, often used on davits and other life raft launching systems.
(obsolete) grasp; clutch; grip
(obsolete) That which is grasped; a handle; a grip.
- A barren sceptre in my gripe .
(engineering, dated) A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel.
Oppression; cruel exaction; affiction; pinching distress.
- the gripe of a sword
(chiefly, in the plural) Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines.
(nautical) The piece of timber that terminates the keel at the fore end; the forefoot.
(nautical) The compass or sharpness of a ship's stern under the water, having a tendency to make her keep a good wind.
(nautical) An assemblage of ropes, dead-eyes, and hocks, fastened to ringbolts in the deck, to secure the boats when hoisted.
(obsolete) A vulture, Gyps fulvus ; the griffin.
- the gripe of poverty
- Like a white hind under the gripe's sharp claws.
* gripe water