complain of something

complain of something
comˈplain of sth derived
to say that you feel ill/sick or are suffering from a pain

She left early, complaining of a headache.

Main entry:complainderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • complain — com|plain [ kəm pleın ] verb intransitive or transitive *** to say that you are not satisfied with something: It s far too hot, she complained. complain (that): She complained that she never had any time to herself. complain about: What are you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • complain of — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms complain of : present tense I/you/we/they complain of he/she/it complains of present participle complaining of past tense complained of past participle complained of 1) complain of something formal to say that …   English dictionary

  • complain — UK US /kəmˈpleɪn/ verb [I] ► to tell someone that something is wrong or not satisfactory, and that you are annoyed about it: complain about sth »Workers complain about the conditions in which they are forced to work. complain that »The chief… …   Financial and business terms

  • complain — com|plain W3S2 [kəmˈpleın] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: complaindre, from Vulgar Latin complangere, from Latin com ( COM ) + plangere ( PLAINT)] 1.) [I,T not in passive] to say that you are annoyed, not satisfied, or unhappy about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • complain — verb 1 (intransitive, transitive not in passive) to say that you are annoyed, dissatisfied, or unhappy about something or someone: They ve already been given a 10% raise so why are they complaining? | You never ask my opinion about anything, Rod… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • complain */*/*/ — UK [kəmˈpleɪn] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms complain : present tense I/you/we/they complain he/she/it complains present participle complaining past tense complained past participle complained to say that you are not satisfied… …   English dictionary

  • complain — 01. He s a very negative person, so he always finds something to [complain] about. 02. All we hear are [complaints]; no one says anything when things go well. 03. We [complained] to the waiter that our food wasn t cooked properly, so we got our… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • complain — Synonyms and related words: accuse, ail, air a grievance, allege, arraign, article, be affected with, beef, bellyache, bemoan, bitch, boggle, book, boycott, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, call in question, carp at, challenge,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • complain*/*/*/ — [kəmˈpleɪn] verb [I/T] to say that you are not satisfied with something What are you complaining about?[/ex] He threatened to complain to the boss.[/ex] She complained that it was too hot.[/ex] • complain of sth …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • make a song and dance about something — british informal phrase to complain a lot about something in an annoying and unnecessary way Every morning she made a great song and dance about getting ready for school. Thesaurus: to complainsynonym Main entry: song * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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