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verb whine pronunciation in American English /waɪn/whine pronunciation in American English /hwaɪn/
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present tense
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?
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    1. a.
      [transitive] to say something in this way
      “But it’s cold out there,” he whined.
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  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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used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

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the buying and selling of human organs

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