gripe at (someone)

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gripe at (someone)

To complain, often continually and in an irritating manner, to someone. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop griping at me about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to gripe at you—you better get used to it.
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gripe at someone

to complain to someone. Stop griping at me! There is no need to gripe at your little brother.
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References in classic literature ?
So, almost every twenty-four hours, when the watches of the night were set, and the band on deck sentinelled the slumbers of the band below; and when if a rope was to be hauled upon the forecastle, the sailors flung it not rudely down, as by day, but with some cautiousness dropt it to its place, for fear of disturbing their slumbering shipmates; when this sort of steady quietude would begin to prevail, habitually, the silent steersman would watch the cabin-scuttle; and ere long the old man would emerge, griping at the iron banister, to help his crippled way.
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.
But one in five gets caught with one in 20 overheard by the boss they are griping at.