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gripe

1. a sudden intense pain in the intestines; colic
2. Nautical the lashings that secure a boat
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Lead researcher Dr Vanessa Pouthier said: "One of the best things in the team I observed was that these griping rituals helped doctors and nurses realise they were feeling the same way about situations and they weren't that different.
Half of all staff do their griping at their desks while one in seven uses instant messaging or Skype to moan to colleagues or friends.
DAVID Cameron has accused critics of the decision to delay long-awaited improvements to the rail network in the North of "griping".