1. [early–mid-19C] to raise a hue and cry.
2. [mid-19C] to raise an alarm (other than over a crime).
3. [mid-19C–1910s] (orig. theatre) to shout.
4. [mid-19C+] to complain.
5. [late 19C] (US) to bully.
6. [late 19C–1960s] (US tramp) to give someone away, to betray to the authorities; to own up; thus beefer, an informant, one who complains to the authorities.
7. [late 19C+] (US) to argue.
8. [20C+] (US) to talk loudly (esp. to no real purpose).
9. [1900s] (US) to waste time.
10. [1900s–10s] (US) to blunder, to make a mistake.
11. [1910s–50s] to say, to declare.
12. [1970s] (US prison) to charge with a crime.
13. [1980s+] to make an official complaint against someone.
14. [2000s] (orig. US black) to argue, to pick a fight (with someone).
15. (UK black/gang) to attack; to fight with.
1. [late 19C–1930s] (US) a whinger, a complainer.
2. [late 19C] (US) a second-rate boxer.
3. [late 19C–1940s] (US tramp) an informer.
see separate entry.
[mid-19C-1920s] (Aus.) to call or sing; occas. to play, loudly and enthusiastically.
[19C] to leave, to run off.
[mid–late 19C] (UK Und.) to run away.