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verb [intransitive/transitive] complain pronunciation in British English /kəmˈpleɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycomplain
he/she/itcomplains
present participlecomplaining
past tensecomplained
past participlecomplained

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  1. to say that you are not satisfied with something
    ‘It’s far too hot,’ she complained.
    complain about: What are you complaining about?
    complain (that): She complained that she never had any time to herself.
    complain to: He threatened to complain to the boss.
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