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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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|Verb||1.||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"
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, bitch, gripe, grouse, squawk, holler, crab - complain; "What was he hollering about?"
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