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noun [C] uk   /ɡraɪp/ informal us  
a strong complaint: Her main gripe is that she's not being trained properly.
verb [I] uk   us  
There's no point griping about the price of things.
Translations of “gripe”
in Chinese (Traditional) 抱怨, 怨言, 牢騷…
in Russian ворчать…
in Turkish dertlenmek, şikâyet etmek, yakınmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抱怨, 怨言, 牢骚…
in Polish biadolić…
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