Definition of 'whine'
Example sentences containing 'whine'
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The liberal elite whine about populism when democracy does something they disagree with. The Sun (2016)Listen to them now, whining about unfairness as the problem is put right. The Sun (2016)So what are this wealthy lot whining about? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Time and again we hear of them whining that things were better at their clubs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Her constant whining about missing him sorely tempted me to ask why on earth she had come. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As they heard the whine of the foreign machine fade they were flooded with despair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was the only place that she would spend the night without moaning and whining for her absent mistress. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is also the females that make the whining noise that you sometimes suddenly hear close to your ear. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Bosses put on the customary sad face and whine about being forced to pass on increases because their own costs have rocketed. The Sun (2011)So she's had good reason to whine and moan. Times, Sunday Times (2010)See if we can't get to the bottom of the strange whining noise. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Needless to say, some of the parents are moaning and whining. The Sun (2015)But his mum Nicola has begun to whine and moan. The Sun (2015)It makes much whining about persecution in Britain look overblown. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All those moaning and whining constituents '. The Sun (2014)We have moved into a cosy tack room where a homemade cake is on a scruffy wooden kitchen table and dogs whine for attention. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Also, for a couple of years my parents have been bothered by a whining noise in the house. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You don't whine and cry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He didn't moan or whine. The Sun (2015)But within a week I was kicking vending machines and whining about printer jams as usual. Times, Sunday Times (2008)HOW dare councils whine about being starved of funds while blowing millions on undies using taxpayer-funded credit cards? The Sun (2015)If your parents are vilified, you can't complain because it sounds like whining. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As the speed increases, the only noise is a gentle high-pitched whine. The Sun (2009)Her friends finally convinced her to stop whining about her day job and'do something else '. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Nor do I wish to listen to a bunch of paparazzi hyenas whining about their ill treatment and trying to justify their existence. The Sun (2007)
Trends of 'whine'
Used Occasionally. whine is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'whine'
British English: whine VERB
If something or someone whines, they make a long, high noise that sounds sad or unpleasant.
He could hear her dog barking and whining in the background.
Definition of whine from the Collins English Dictionary
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