Whine

Definition of Whine

v. i.1.To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely.
[imp. & p. p. Whined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whining.]
The hounds were . . . staying their coming, but with a whining accent, craving liberty.
- Sir P. Sidney.
Dost thou come here to whine?
- Shak.
v. t.1.To utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse.
n.1.A plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.

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