gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk
Meaning: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
meaning of the word
gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler
Meaning: complain; "What was he hollering about?"
In ordinary attacks of this kind Catharine had power to soothe and allay the spasmodic action of the muscles, and gradually release her husband from the terrible gripe of the disease, but now he would not suffer her to come near him.