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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycomplain of
he/she/itcomplains of
present participlecomplaining of
past tensecomplained of
past participlecomplained of
  1. 1
    complain of something formal to say that something bad has happened
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  2. 2
    complain of something to say that you have a pain or are sick

    She had been complaining of headaches.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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