whine Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"whine" in British English

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whineverb [I]

uk   us   /waɪn/
to make a ​long, high, ​sadsound: Leon's ​dog was ​sitting by the ​door whining, so I ​thought I'd ​better take it for a ​walk. disapproving If you whine, ​especially as a ​child, you ​complain or ​expressdisappointment or ​unhappinessrepeatedly: Alice, if you ​keep whining I won't take you - do you ​understand?

whinenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /waɪn/
an ​unpleasant high ​sound or ​voice: the whine of a ​circularsaw She ​delivered the ​speech in a ​high-pitchednasal whine.
(Definition of whine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whine" in American English

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whineverb [I]

 us   /hwɑɪn, wɑɪn/
to make a high, ​complainingsound, or to ​complaincontinually: If you don’t ​stop whining, we won’t go at all!
whine
noun [C usually sing]  us   /hwɑɪn, wɑɪn/
fig. The whine of Tracey’s ​hairdryerwakes me every ​morning.
(Definition of whine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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