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To criticise for petty or frivolous reasons
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“My only gripe, and who am I to cavil at Shakespeare, is that Pacino and Irons do such a good job that the jiggery pokery at the end about rings and sworn faithfulness seems an irritant.”
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To show, feel, or cause to feel, concern or worry
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Stretch the truth
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To complain or raise objections
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To criticize or find fault with
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To quibble over trivial matters
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To nag persistently
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Cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety
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To criticize or disparage adversely
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Argue about petty and trivial matters
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Dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something
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Calls to prove or justify something
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Plural for protest, objection, disapproving pleading, or an act thereof
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Plural for a complaint or grievance
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Plural for the state or quality of being specious
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Plural for a censure of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes
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