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Meaning of whine

whine

Pronunciation: (hwīn, wīn), [key]
— v., n. whined, whin•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to utter a low, usually nasal, complaining cry or sound, as from uneasiness, discontent, peevishness, etc.: The puppies were whining from hunger.
  2. to snivel or complain in a peevish, self-pitying way: He is always whining about his problems.
—v.t.
  1. to utter with or as if with a whine: I whined my litany of complaints.
—n.
  1. a whining utterance, sound, or tone.
  2. a feeble, peevish complaint.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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