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gripe

(grīp)
v. griped, griping, gripes
v.intr.
To have sharp pains in the bowels.
v.tr.
To cause sharp pain in the bowels of.
n.
gripes Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.

grip′er n.
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It appears in language that is "broken," and at times boldly colloquial: here, for example, is the familiar community of political gripers who communicate easily through jokes and quick allusions, and find ample opportunity to use a common language of irony.