whine - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/waɪn/
present tense
I/you/we/theywhine
he/she/itwhines
present participlewhining
past tensewhined
past participlewhined
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to complain in a way that annoys other people
    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]

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

whiner

noun [countable]
singularwhiner
pluralwhiners

whining

noun [uncountable]