whine

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciationshwaɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hwaɪn, waɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hwīn, wīn)

Inflections of 'whine' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
whines
v 3rd person singular
whining
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
whined
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
whined
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
whine /hwaɪn, waɪn/USA pronunciation   v.,  whined, whin•ing, n. 
v. 
  1. to make a long, usually nasal, complaining sound, often high-pitched:[no object]The dog whined at the door
  2. to complain in a self-pitying way: [+ that clause]The children whined that they wanted to stay up late.[no object]Don't whine.

n. [countable]
  1. a whining word, sound, or complaint.
whin•er, n. [countable]
whin•y, adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
whine  (hwīn, wīn),USA pronunciation  v.,  whined, whin•ing, n. 
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.
whiner, n. 
whining•ly, adv. 
  • bef. 1150; Middle English whinen (verb, verbal), Old English hwīnan to whiz; cognate with Old Norse hvīna
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged moan, whimper.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  complain. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
whine /waɪn/ n
  1. a long high-pitched plaintive cry or moan
  2. a continuous high-pitched sound
  3. a peevish complaint, esp one repeated
vb
  1. to make a whine or utter in a whine
Etymology: Old English hwīnan; related to Old Norse hvīna, Swedish hvija to scream

ˈwhiner n ˈwhining adj ˈwhiningly adv
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