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  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  ? 
  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  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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