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gripes

[grīps]
Etymology: AS, gripan, to grasp
severe and usually spasmodic pain in the abdominal region caused by an intestinal disorder. Also called griping.

gripes

(grips) [AS. gripan, to grasp]
Intermittent severe pains in the bowels. Synonym: intestinal colic
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The company is invited to remedy the problem and remove the stain of the publicised gripe, earning a "cheer.
I made a list of tasks and hit the roof to look at gripe No.
Your sibs may occasionally get jealous, and don't expect them to be sympathetic when you gripe about the harsh plight of being in the spotlight.
Because one pilot had written the MAF in the ADB as an engine gripe, and a more experienced pilot changed it to an airframes gripe, I expected to feel a vibration from the rudder flutter.
Other gripes of dissatisfied employees concerned benefits (18pc), pension provision (14pc), job description (12pc), employment security (11pc), and location (9pc).
Moreover, 84 per cent of those in the US and 76 per cent in the UK judged IT systems failure as one of their top five gripes.
At that time, (s)he will look at the gripes of only those students who are close enough to a higher letter grade that a few extra points might make a difference in that student's grade.
Npower was the most complained about supplier, with 6,258 gripes per 100,000 customers in the three months to October.
But gripes about other insurance products rose three per cent to nearly 322,000 and issues with current accounts were up eight per cent to 303,000.
It found the Spanish-owned giant - which took over Abbey National in 2004 - not only gets the most gripes, it is also worst at dealing with them.
And they found the Spanishowned bank – who took over Abbey National and Alliance & Leicester – are also worst at dealing with gripes.
In Consumer Reports survey, respondents rated gripes on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the most annoying.