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bellyache

bel·ly·ache

bellyache

 
pronunciation:
bel li eIk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an abdominal pain; colic.
definition 2: (informal) complaint; lamentation.
similar words:
gripe, grouse, grumble
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bellyached, bellyaches, bellyaching
definition: (informal) to complain, esp. in a whining or irritable manner.
He's bellyaching about all the work he has to do.
similar words:
complain, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, whine
derivation: bellyacher (n.)