English - Vietnamese Dictionary
complain /kəm'plein/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ
- kêu ca, kêu, phàn nàn, than phiền; oán trách
- he complained of a pain in the head: anh ta kêu đau đầu
- kêu nài, thưa thưa kiện
- if your work is too hard, complain to your teacher about it: nếu công việc của anh quá khó khăn thì anh cứ thưa với thầy giáo
- (thơ ca) than van, rền rĩ
+express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
+make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge
Advanced English Dictionary
grumble, moan, groan, wail, grouse, carp (at), whimper, cry, lament, bemoan, Colloq gripe, squawk, grouch, Brit whinge, Slang bitch, beef, US kick:
What are you complaining about now?
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
~ (to sb) (about / of sth) to say that you are annoyed, unhappy or not satisfied about sb/sth: [V] I'm going to complain to the manager about this. + She never complains, but she's obviously exhausted. + The defendant complained of intimidation during the investigation. + (spoken) 'How are you?' 'Oh, I can't complain (= I'm all right).' + [V (that)] He complained bitterly that he had been unfairly treated. + [V speech] 'It's not fair,' she complained.
Phrasal Verbs: complain of sth to say that you feel ill or are suffering from a pain: She left early, complaining of a headache.
She complained bitterly about the lack of help she received.
| loudly | constantly, repeatedly
VERB + COMPLAIN
can't/couldn't, can/could hardly
It was entirely my own idea, so I can hardly complain.
| have cause to, have reason to, have a right to
He really has no right to complain.
| begin to, start to
All the guests complained about the noise.
She complained at the unfairness of it all.
I'm going to complain to the council about this!
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