complain of - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
     Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    complain of something to say that you have a pain or are ill

    She’d been complaining of headaches.

See also main entry: complain