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(followed by with) To criticize (something) excessively
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  1. (followed by with) To criticize (something) excessively
(Obs.) To point out; show; demonstrate
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  1. (Obs.) To point out; show; demonstrate
  2. To say or plead in protest, objection, complaint, etc.
  3. To present and urge reasons in opposition or complaint; protest; object; expostulate
To mutter or mumble in discontent; complain in a surly or peevish manner
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  1. To mutter or mumble in discontent; complain in a surly or peevish manner
  2. (Intransitive) To complain; to murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
  3. To express in a grumbling discontented manner:
To complain or beg in a childishly undignified way, as with a whine
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  1. To complain or beg in a childishly undignified way, as with a whine
  2. To complain or protest in a childish or annoying fashion:
  3. To produce a sustained, high-pitched, plaintive sound, as in pain, fear, or complaint.
To have or express disapproval (of)
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  1. To have or express disapproval (of)
  2. To refuse to approve; reject.
  3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion of; consider (something) wrong; condemn
To bring formal charges against (of doing wrong, breaking the law, etc.)
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  1. To bring formal charges against (of doing wrong, breaking the law, etc.)
  2. To formally institute a legal action against a person or corporation wherein they are charged with committing a crime.
  3. To charge with a shortcoming or error.
To regret; bemoan.
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  1. To regret; bemoan.
  2. To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn:
  3. To regard as unfortunate or wretched
To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
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  1. To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
  2. To find fault with:
  3. To act as a critic.
(Obs.) To announce, esp. in a menacing way
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  1. (Obs.) To announce, esp. in a menacing way
  2. To accuse publicly; inform against
  3. To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
To have or express an opinion different from a prevailing or official position; disagree.
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  1. To have or express an opinion different from a prevailing or official position; disagree.
  2. To openly differ with or reject an official, esp. political, belief, procedure, etc.
  3. (Law) To reach a conclusion contrary to the majority of the judges deciding a case; render a minority opinion.
To quibble about; point out petty flaws in.
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  1. To quibble about; point out petty flaws in.
  2. To argue or find fault over trivial matters; raise petty objections.
  3. To object when there is little reason to do so; resort to trivial faultfinding; carp; quibble (at or about)
To attack vigorously or move forward as if attacking
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  1. To attack vigorously or move forward as if attacking
  2. To bear down on or set upon with force; attack vigorously
  3. To excite; rouse:
To accuse of and blame for a fault so as to make feel ashamed; rebuke; reprove
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  1. To accuse of and blame for a fault so as to make feel ashamed; rebuke; reprove
  2. To express disapproval of, criticism of, or disappointment in (someone).
  3. (Rare) To bring shame and disgrace upon; be a cause of discredit to
To present in counterbalance or contrast:
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  1. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
  2. To set as an opposite in position:
  3. To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
To act or be in violation of (a law, directive, or principle, for example); violate:
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  1. To act or be in violation of (a law, directive, or principle, for example); violate:
  2. To go against; oppose; conflict with; violate
  3. To disagree with in argument; contradict
To complain.
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  1. To complain.
  2. To cry or sob with soft intermittent sounds; whine.
  3. To utter or say with a whimper
To scold, complain, or find fault constantly:
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  1. To scold, complain, or find fault constantly:
  2. To keep troubling, worrying, etc.
  3. To annoy by continual scolding, faultfinding, complaining, urging, etc.
To become eaten, corroded, worn, frayed, etc.
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  1. To become eaten, corroded, worn, frayed, etc.
  2. To produce a hole or worn spot in; corrode.
  3. To form (a passage or channel) by erosion.
To yearn after something:
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  1. To yearn after something:
  2. To fail; to wane.
  3. To feel or express unhappiness or discontent; complain; fret
To express a strong objection to (something):
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  1. To express a strong objection to (something):
  2. To participate in a public demonstration in opposition to (something):
  3. (Law) To declare an objection and reservation of rights of (a claim being made) while taking an action that would otherwise imply consent or agreement.
To whine, fret, etc.
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  1. To whine, fret, etc.
  2. To object; complain.
  3. To get into or be in a state of nervous or useless activity:
To bewail or bemoan:
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  1. To bewail or bemoan:
  2. To complain about; bewail
  3. To complain, lament, or grieve:
To utter by growling:
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  1. To utter by growling:
  2. To emit a low guttural sound or utterance.
  3. To speak in an angry or surly manner.
To behave in a grumpy manner.
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  1. To behave in a grumpy manner.
  2. To mutter complaints.
  3. To complain and grumble
To mumble or mutter a complaint
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  1. To mumble or mutter a complaint
  2. To say in a murmur
  3. To say in a low indistinct voice; utter indistinctly:
To complain or grumble morosely.
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  1. To complain or grumble morosely.
  2. To say in low, indistinct, often angry or discontented, tones
  3. To speak in low, indistinct tones without much movement of the lips, as in complaining or in speaking to oneself
(Idiomatic) To object to; to disagree with.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To object to; to disagree with.
  2. (Idiomatic) To be offended by; to consider offensive.
To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
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  1. To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
  2. (Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
  3. (Computers) To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
To hesitate because of one's doubts or objections; have scruples; object
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  1. To hesitate because of one's doubts or objections; have scruples; object
  2. To voice opposition; object:
  3. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer.
To reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; remonstrate.
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  1. To reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; remonstrate.
  2. To reason with a person earnestly, objecting to that person's actions or intentions; remonstrate (with)
  3. To say in protest; object:
To complain about a fault; to harp on.
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  1. To complain about a fault; to harp on.
  2. To complain or find fault in a petty or disagreeable way:
To set upon with violent force.
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  1. To set upon with violent force.
  2. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
  3. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
To prove (a person) to be wrong; confute
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  1. To prove (a person) to be wrong; confute
  2. To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
  3. To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
To make a countercharge.
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  1. To make a countercharge.
  2. To attack in return
  3. To bring a charge against (one's accuser).
To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
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  1. To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
  2. To utter a similar cry of pain, anger, grief, etc.
  3. To drive or effect by howling
To complain; grumble.
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  1. To complain; grumble.
To extend the leg away from the body; strike out with the foot or feet.
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  1. To extend the leg away from the body; strike out with the foot or feet.
  2. To drive or move (a ball, etc.) by striking with the foot
  3. To oppose by argument; protest.
To behave spitefully or angrily toward
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  1. To behave spitefully or angrily toward
  2. To complain; grumble.
  3. To botch; bungle. Often used with up.
To grumble or sulk.
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  1. To grumble or sulk.
  2. To grumble or complain in a sulky way
  3. (Intransitive) To be grumpy or irritable; to complain.
(Informal) To irritate; annoy:
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  1. (Informal) To irritate; annoy:
  2. To cause sudden, sharp pain in the bowels of
  3. To feel sharp pains in the bowels
To make a sound like this, as in annoyance, contempt, effort, etc.
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  1. To make a sound like this, as in annoyance, contempt, effort, etc.
  2. To utter a sound similar to a grunt, as in disgust.
  3. To utter or express with a deep guttural sound:
To complain.
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  1. To complain.
  2. (Slang) To complain or protest
(Slang) To complain or grumble
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  1. (Slang) To complain or grumble
  2. To complain, especially in a whining manner.
  3. To complain or whine, especially needlessly.
(Informal) To interfere with and ruin; spoil.
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  1. (Informal) To interfere with and ruin; spoil.
  2. To cause to move or scurry sideways.
  3. (Aeron.) To head (an aircraft) into a crosswind in order to counteract drift, thus causing apparent sideways motion with respect to the ground
(Informal) To complain or protest, esp. in a loud or raucous voice
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  1. (Informal) To complain or protest, esp. in a loud or raucous voice
  2. To utter a loud, harsh cry, as a parrot or chicken does
  3. (Informal) To complain or protest noisily or peevishly.
To reveal other people's secrets; tell tales
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  1. To reveal other people's secrets; tell tales
  2. (Intransitive, pejorative) To report others' wrongdoings or violations; to tell on somebody; to gossip or to disclose incriminating information.
  3. To reveal the plans or activities of another, especially ones that are secret or improper:
(Idiomatic) To show annoyance, or to complain loudly about something, often when it is of little importance in reality.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To show annoyance, or to complain loudly about something, often when it is of little importance in reality.
(Idiomatic) To complain; to demand attention or remedy for a problem.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To complain; to demand attention or remedy for a problem.
To complain persistently and whiningly.
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  1. To complain persistently and whiningly.
  2. To complain in a nagging or whining way
  3. To be urgent or insistent; press; strain
To cause to be sorrowful; distress:
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  1. To cause to be sorrowful; distress:
  2. To experience or express grief.
  3. To cause to feel grief; afflict with deep, acute sorrow or distress
To feel deep sorrow or express it as by weeping or wailing; mourn; grieve
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  1. To feel deep sorrow or express it as by weeping or wailing; mourn; grieve
  2. To express grief for or about; mourn:
  3. To grieve audibly; wail.
To moan about or deplore (a loss, grief, etc.); lament
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  1. To moan about or deplore (a loss, grief, etc.); lament
  2. To express grief over; lament.
  3. To complain about; to be dismayed or worried about something
To cry over; lament:
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  1. To cry over; lament:
  2. To wail over; to feel or express deep sorrow for
  3. To wail over or complain about; lament; mourn
To grumble or sulk.
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  1. To grumble or sulk.
  2. To grumble or complain in a sulky way
  3. (Intransitive) To be grumpy or irritable; to complain.
To mutter complaints.
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  1. To mutter complaints.
  2. To complain and grumble
  3. To behave in a grumpy manner.
To make a prolonged, high-pitched sound like this
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  1. To make a prolonged, high-pitched sound like this
  2. To produce a sustained, high-pitched, plaintive sound, as in pain, fear, or complaint.
  3. To complain or protest in a childish or annoying fashion:
To find fault; criticize someone or something.
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  1. To find fault; criticize someone or something.
  2. (Aeron.) To head (an aircraft) into a crosswind in order to counteract drift, thus causing apparent sideways motion with respect to the ground
  3. To fish for crabs; catch crabs
(Archaic) To grasp; clutch
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  1. (Archaic) To grasp; clutch
  2. To feel sharp pains in the bowels
  3. (Informal) To irritate; annoy:
To complain; grumble.
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  1. To complain; grumble.
To drive or move (a ball, etc.) by striking with the foot
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  1. To drive or move (a ball, etc.) by striking with the foot
  2. To get rid of (a habit)
  3. (Football) To kick the ball
To complain.
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  1. To complain.
  2. (Slang) To complain or protest
(Slang) To complain or grumble
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  1. (Slang) To complain or grumble
  2. To complain, especially in a whining manner.
  3. To complain or whine, especially needlessly.
To complain; grumble.
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  1. To complain; grumble.
  2. To behave spitefully or angrily toward
  3. To botch; bungle. Often used with up.
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