`gripe about something to someone’

When you `gripe about something to someone’ you complain constantly in an annoying sort of way.

Examples: “Your neighbour gripes about the kids in your building all the time.” * ”Geetha is always griping to me about the lack of civic sense in our country.” * ”Don’t gripe to me about it. Tell the principal how you feel about the matter.” * ”If Saurav hadn’t griped about the coach to the media, he would have remained the captain of the Indian team.”

Source: S. Upendran, The Hindu ‘Know Your English’ Series, January 30, 2006.

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