Green’s Dictionary of Slang

gripe v.

[SE gripes, the pains of colic, of which one complains]

1. [1900s–30s] (US) to disgust.

2. [1920s+] (orig. US) to complain, to make a fuss; thus griping adj., complaining.

3. [1940s+] (US) to anger, to annoy.

In phrases

gripe someone’s soul (v.) (also gripe someone’s middle kidney, ...someone’s shit)

[1930s+] (US campus) to anger or disgust greatly.