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To complain

complain

verb

to say that you are not satisfied with something

mutter

verb

to complain indirectly or unofficially

lodge

verb

to formally make something such as a complaint or a claim

moan

verb

to complain about something in an annoying way

grumble

verb

to complain, especially continuously and about unimportant things

murmur

verb

to complain in a quiet or secret way about someone or something

whinge

verb

to complain, especially in a way that annoys other people

take something further

to make an official complaint, or to take legal action

kick up a fuss/stink/row

to complain very angrily about someone or something

raise the roof

to complain in an angry noisy way

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