gripes gripes  /ˈɡraɪps/

Definition(s):

  • (n) acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)

Usage(s):

  1. A woman at this evening's session gripes that her sister is holier than thou but discovers that she is doing the same thing.
  2. Ah, these intolerant American astronauts, gripes Costas from his weightless perch in the International Space Station, they keep making him go outside to smoke.
  3. Something similar is now going on with Cho, whose florid writings and videos were an almanac of gripes.

News

  1. Gov. Scott: Furloughs could impact disaster efforts

    Gov. Rick Scott says the military furloughs could slow down disaster efforts, but are his gripes legitimate or political theater?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.

  2. Editorial: Bike sharing in gear in N.Y., not yet here

    New York rolled out the nation's largest bike-sharing program last week. Called Citi Bike, it encountered some early bugs and gripes, including rental stations refusing credit cards and bikes missing pedals.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

Quotes

  1. Asked for his reaction, Smith told his captain's pre-match press conference: "It's a tough one. It is disappointing. We have one or two gripes with the ICC, I guess, and maybe this is not the forum to discuss it. Maybe we need to get on the phone...
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Graeme Smith Source: News24

  2. "If he feels that way, then get rid of me," Owens said regarding Banner's statement. "I have no gripes, nothing, no ill feeling towards any of the players out there on that team. This is business. They know how business is conducted and I've...
    on Jul 22, 2005 By: Terrell Owens Source: NBC 10.com

  3. "Sometimes everybody gripes about playing back-to-back, but sometimes it's great to get out there and fix those things that went wrong the night before," Douglas added. "This is hopefully a turning point for this team. I hope we can really...
    on Jul 20, 2008 By: Katie Douglas Source: USA Today

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