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gripe vb. (commonly said of grief in the 16th cent.)
1. to clutch or grasp “at” Per. I. i. 49.
2. to clutch, seize, grasp (lit. and fig.) Wiv. I. iii. 92 “Let vultures thy guts,” John IV. ii. 190, 1H4 V. i. 57, H8 II. ii. 136 “to be g-'d by” (=join hands with); absol. Cym. III. i. 40.
3. to grieve, afflict 3H6 I. iv. 171 “To see how inly sorrow gripes his soul.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 1.1
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