Definition of Gripes

1. Noun. Acute abdominal pain (especially in infants).

Exact synonyms: Colic, Griping, Intestinal Colic
Specialized synonyms: Lead Colic, Painter's Colic
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain
Derivative terms: Colicky



Definition of Gripes

1. Noun. (plural of gripe) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of gripe) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gripes

1. gripe [v] - See also: gripe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gripes

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griot
griots
grip
grip-car
grip car
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gripe
gripe water
griped
gripeful
griper
gripers
gripes (current term)
gripesite
gripesites
gripeth
gripey
griphite
griphites
gripier
gripiest
griping
gripingly
griple
gripless
gripman
gripmen

Literary usage of Gripes

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1. A Treatise on the Diseases of Children: With Directions for the Management by Michael Underwood, Marshall Hall (1835)
"It is not the having a few very thin stools, however, that is an evidence of the true watery gripes, for in almost every purging of a few days continuance, ..."

2. Letters of Major Jack Downing of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith, Charles Augustus Davis (1864)
"... has " the gripes "—The Witch- Hazel Medicine—Going to the bottom of a Subject—The Democrats and the War—The Emancipation Proclamation—A Visit to Gen. ..."

3. The Pre- and Proto-historic Finns, Both Eastern and Western, with the Magic by baron John Abercromby Abercromby, John Abercromby (1898)
"THE ORIGIN OF gripes (Couc, CONSTIPATION). Colic is a groaning boy, ... Thou panting, moaning gripes, the stupid, awkward boy, the muddle-headed ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"His drink should be Strong Beer." " For Griping in the Stom- ack drink a Gallon of warm Whey, and if possible a gallon of warm Water." " The Dry-gripes is ..."

5. Hydropathy; Or The Cold Water Cure, as Practised by Vincent Priessnitz, at by R. T. Claridge (1842)
"The gripes, Catarrh, and Cold in the Head. To be quickly rid of these ... The gripes sometimes produce great heat in the head; this is appeased by means of ..."

6. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"... who feen. one hand holds this laft pipe firm, with the other gripes the ... forts of pipes, he gripes the ..."

7. The Gentleman's Farriery: Or, a Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Horses by John Bartlet (1753)
"... by the gj*^" common farrier, as the cholic or gripes little un- in ... and the dry gripes; r"t kind each of which we ..."

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