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whimperverb [I]

uk   /ˈwɪm.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
(​especially of an ​animal) to make a ​series of ​small, ​weaksounds, ​expressingpain or ​unhappiness: A half-starved ​doglay in the ​corner, whimpering ​pathetically. I said she couldn't have an ​icecream and she ​started to whimper.
whimper
noun [C] uk   us  
She gave a little whimper as the ​vetinspected her ​paw.
(Definition of whimper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whimperverb [I]

 us   /ˈhwɪm·pər, ˈwɪm-/
to ​cry, making ​small, ​weaksounds: She whimpered ​pathetically.
whimper
noun [C]  us   /ˈhwɪm·pər, ˈwɪm-/
There wasn’t a whimper of ​complaint from anyone.
(Definition of whimper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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