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verb whine pronunciation in American English /waɪn/ whine pronunciation in American English /hwaɪn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theywhine
he/she/itwhines
present participlewhining
past tensewhined
past participlewhined

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to complain in a way that annoys other people

    For goodness sake, stop whining!

    whine about:

    What are you whining about now?

    1. a.
      [transitive] to say something in this way

      "But it's cold out there," he whined.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if a dog whines, it makes a high noise, usually because it wants something
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] mainly literary if something whines, it makes a high loud sound

    A bullet whined past him.

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whiner

noun [countable]
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singularwhiner
pluralwhiners

whining

noun [uncountable]
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