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′)
complain⇒viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(be critical, express unhappiness)
All Marty ever does is complain.
مارتي لا يتوقف عن التذمر
complain about [sth/sb]vi + prep
(find fault, express unhappiness)
يشتكي من شيء/شخص، يتشكى من شيء/شخص، يتذمر من شيء/شخص
She never stops complaining about her lazy, useless husband. He complained about the leak to his landlord.
complain of [sth]vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
slightly formal (describe as a symptom)
يعاني من شيء
The patient complains of pain in her lower back.
complain of [sth]v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
slightly formal (express unhappiness about)
يشتكي من شيء
Mr Jones complained of being woken by the barking of his neighbour's dog at 5 a.m.