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whine

verb [I] uk   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 carry on whining like that I won't take you - do you understand!

whine

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   /waɪn/
an unpleasant high sound or voice: the whine of a circular saw She delivered the speech in a high-pitched nasal whine.
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