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Definition 1: a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for whine in the sense of this definition

(whine is a kind of ...) an expression of grievance or resentment

Definition 2: complain whiningly - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for whine in the sense of this definition

(whine is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

(whine has a similar meaning as ...) talk in a tearful manner

Definition 3: talk in a tearful manner - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for whine in the sense of this definition

(whine is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

(whine has a similar meaning as ...) complain whiningly

Definition 4: move with a whining sound - [verb of motion]

Samples where whine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bullets were whining past us

(whine is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 5: make a high-pitched, screeching noise - [verb of perception]

Samples where whine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
  • My car engine makes a whining noise

Synonyms for whine in the sense of this definition

(whine is a kind of ...) emit a noise

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