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gripe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgripegripe1 /Ι‘raΙͺp/ verb [intransitive] informal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š COMPLAINto complain about something in an annoying way syn whingegripe about πŸ”Š Joe came in griping about how cold it was.β†’ See Verb table
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gripeβ€’ I remember griping about Cabaret for about an hour.β€’ I might even have griped about my existence with the Gorengs and thought wistfully of alternatives.β€’ So most of the troops griped about the Tinker-toy.gripe aboutβ€’ What are you griping about now?
gripegripe2 noun informal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable]IMPORTANT something unimportant that you complain about syn complaint πŸ”Š My main gripe was the price of refreshments.2 β†’ the gripes
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gripeβ€’ And it's time to put the team before any individual gripes.β€’ Students' main gripe is the poor quality of the dorm food.β€’ The familiar mainland gripe of skill shortages is rarely heard in Northern Ireland.β€’ The one minor gripe I have is that the Pioneer doesn't have mudguards.β€’ My only gripe is that it could have been bigger.β€’ I left the house because I wasn't in the mood to listen to Maude's gripes.β€’ Still, despite the gripes about the already-crowded playing field, more investors are lining up.
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Verb table
gripe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygripe
he, she, itgripes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygriped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave griped
he, she, ithas griped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad griped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gripe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have griped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam griping
he, she, itis griping
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you, we, theyare griping
Past
I, he, she, itwas griping
you, we, theywere griping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been griping
he, she, ithas been griping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been griping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be griping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been griping
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