• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gripple A grasp; a gripe.
    • a Gripple Griping; greedy; covetous; tenacious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gripple Griping; tenacious.
    • gripple Grasping; greedy; avaricious.
    • gripple To grasp.
    • n gripple A grip; a grasp.
    • n gripple A ditch; a drain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gripple (Spens.) griping, grasping: greedy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. fr. gripe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grípan, grap, gripen; Ice. grípa, Ger. grei′fen, Dut. grijpen; allied to grab.


In literature:

What he needs is to come to gripples with raw, immortal truth for one moment.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell