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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An acute febrile highly contagious viral disease.

Usage examples (28)
  • The grippe has been the most fruitful cause of middle-ear inflammation and earache in recent years.
  • Ordinarily, the so-called "grippe" is a common, mixed infection -- not true influenza.
  • I seem to have lost much of my grip since I had "grippe" in 1892.
  • En plus ma mere me deteste j'lui ai refil√© ma grippe! for more
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  • I certainly had a "gripe" (a complaint) when I got the "grippe" (the flu). Note: A "grip" is a strong grasp of something so the "grippe" (the flu) can have a "grip" (a strong hold) on me.
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