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verb whine pronunciation in British English /waɪn/
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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. 3
    [intransitive] mainly literary if something whines, it makes a high loud sound
    A bullet whined angrily past him.

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noun [countable]
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noun [uncountable]
His whining really annoys me.


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