complain of

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complain of (something)

To state the physical ailments or symptoms of illness that one is experiencing. The appendicitis patient came into the ER complaining of stomach pain.
See also: complain, of

complain of something

to moan and suffer from a disease; to report the symptoms of a disease or health condition. Kenneth complained of a headache and general weakness. The patient was complaining of a headache.
See also: complain, of
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As it was, nobody having reason to complain of unjustly-diminished wages, nobody cared about any preferences in which profit was not involved.
Upjohn came sometimes before Philip was in, and then Cronshaw would complain of him bitterly.
Consumers complain of trouble resolving problems: Consumers complained that when they submitted claims about stolen funds, they experienced prolonged investigations, leaving them unable to access the funds on their frozen account.
Tom Hayden conceded defeat Tuesday in his narrow loss for City Council in the 5th District even as he continued to complain of polling place irregularities and lashed out at the city for its spending priorities.
Dr Paul Wilson, a GP and managing medical officer at Leyhill, said that Nixon was given a medical when he first transferred to the prison in April 1998 and did not complain of any problems.
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