complain

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kəmˈpleɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kəmˈpleɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kəm plān)

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complain

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. complain to your [parents, friends, coworkers]
  2. complain to the [manager, person in charge]
  3. complain directly (to)
  4. complain about [work, the weather, her, the service]
  5. I wish to complain (about)
  6. I am writing to complain about
  7. [have, got] nothing to complain about
  8. complain of [discrimination, racism]
  9. patient is complaining of [a pain, an ache, discomfort]
  10. complaining of [a sharp, severe, chest] pain
  11. she is always complaining
  12. stop complaining!
  13. complain [in person, online, in writing]
  14. complained that nobody was [helping, listening, paying attention]
  15. [patients, clients, customers] complained
  16. [whine, bitch, moan] and complain
  17. there's no [need, reason] to complain
  18. complain at length
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