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complains

verb
present tense third-person singular of complain

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to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • the time-honored tradition of new recruits complaining about the food in the mess hall

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“Complains.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/complains. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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