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whine

 
 
pronunciation:
waIn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: whines, whining, whined
definition 1: to make a long, high cry that expresses pain, complaint, or fear.
He whined when his mother told him to quit playing and come home for dinner.
synonyms:
wail
similar words:
bawl, cry, howl, moan, scream, screech, shriek, squeal, yelp, yowl
definition 2: to complain or protest in a manner that is annoying.
She whined when the coach took her out of the game.
similar words:
fuss, moan, wail, whimper
definition 3: to express or perform with, or as though with, a whine.
The soldier whined his way through basic training.
similar words:
bawl, grumble, howl, moan, screech, whimper
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or sound of whining.
We heard his whine but paid no attention to it.
similar words:
screech, shriek, whimper
derivations: whiningly (adv.), whiner (n.)
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