Meaning of “whine” in the English Dictionary

"whine" in English

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whineverb [ I ]

uk /waɪn/ us /waɪn/

to make a long, high, sad sound:

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 express disappointment or unhappiness repeatedly:

Alice, if you keep whining I won't take you - do you understand?

whinenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /waɪn/ us /waɪn/

(Definition of “whine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whineverb [ I ]

us /hwɑɪn, wɑɪn/

to make a high, complaining sound, or to complain continually:

If you don’t stop whining, we won’t go at all!
noun [ C usually sing ] us /hwɑɪn, wɑɪn/

fig. The whine of Tracey’s hair dryer wakes me every morning.

(Definition of “whine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)