1 complain, moan, grumble, whimper, whine, bleat, nag, cavil, carp, grouse, Colloq beef, Brit whinge, Slang bitch, bellyache:
It's natural to gripe about the food in the army.
2 complaint, grievance, objection, protest; complaining, moaning, grumbling, whimpering, whining, nagging, cavilling, carping, grousing, Colloq beef, Brit whinging Slang bitching, bellyaching:
I don't want to hear any more gripes about the food!
3 Usually, gripes. cramp, twinge, pang, pain, ache, colic, distress, Colloq bellyache:
The gripes became so painful that he was sure he had appendicitis.