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 viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be critical, express unhappiness)klagen onoverg.ww
  zich beklagen wk.ww
 All Marty ever does is complain.
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) (bij dokter; pijn)klagen over ww+vz
 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)zijn beklag doen over overg.,uitdr.
  klagen over ww+vz
 Mr Jones complained of being woken by the barking of his neighbour's dog at 5 a.m.
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Aanvullende vertalingen
EngelsNederlands
complain viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (find fault)klagen ww
 The woman down the hall complains about everything we do.
complain viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (make formal complaint)een klacht indienen overg.uitdr.
 You need to complain in writing to the local government if you want anything to be done.
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Voornaamste vertalingen
NederlandsEngels
klagen onoverg. ww (uiten van onvrede)complain viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  carp viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (informal)moan, whine viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
zagen onoverg.ww informeel (zaniken, zeuren) (informal)nag, whine viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (UK, informal)moan viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  complain viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
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Samengestelde woorden:
NederlandsEngels
klagen over ww+vz (zich beklagen)complain about vi + prep
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complain about 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] (be critical of, express unhappiness about)klagen over ww + vz
 She never stops complaining about her lazy, useless husband.
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Collocatie: complain to your [parents, friends, coworkers], complain to the [manager, person in charge], complain directly (to), meer...

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