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whine

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In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
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English

Etymology

Old English hwinan.

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -aɪn

Homophones

Noun

Singular
whine

Plural
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  1. a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound

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Verb

Infinitive
to whine

Third person singular
whin

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to whine (third-person singular simple present whin, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to utter a whine
    The jet engines whined at take off.
  2. to complain or protest in a childish manner or about trivial things
    The Red Soxs fans were whining after they lost to the Yankees again.

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