quetch


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quetch

or

quich

vb
1. to move or shake
2. (tr) to chase
3. (intr) to twitch or move the body
4. (intr) to make a sound
5. (intr) to hasten
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.quetch - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
hen-peck, nag, peck - bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long"
backbite - say mean things
grizzle, yammer, yawp, whine - complain whiningly
gnarl, grumble, murmur, mutter, croak - make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
grouch, grumble, scold - show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"
protest - utter words of protest
repine - express discontent
beef, bellyache, gripe, grouse, squawk, holler, crab - complain; "What was he hollering about?"
inveigh, rail - complain bitterly
bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament - regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
report - complain about; make a charge against; "I reported her to the supervisor"
bleat - talk whiningly
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It literally means the spicy grape and its flavour reflects the floral aromas and the mature fruit ripening throughout the countryside, with the spiciness from such local specialities of the Mirabelle and Quetch plums, William pears and sun toasted wild herbs.