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 for whine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whine \Whine\, n.
     A plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint;
     mean or affected complaint.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whine \Whine\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whined; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Whining.] [OE. whinen, AS. hw[imac]nan to make a whistling,
     whizzing sound; akin to Icel. hv[imac]na, Sw. hvina, Dan.
     hvine, and probably to G. wiehern to neigh, OHG. wih[=o]n,
     hweij[=o]n; perhaps of imitative origin. Cf. Whinny, v. i.]
     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. "Whining
     plovers." --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]
           The hounds were . . . staying their coming, but with a
           whining accent, craving liberty.         --Sir P.
     [1913 Webster]
           Dost thou come here to whine?            --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whine \Whine\, v. t.
     To utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way;
     as, to whine out an excuse.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way [syn:
           whimper, whine]
      v 1: move with a whining sound; "The bullets were whining past
      2: talk in a tearful manner [syn: snivel, whine]
      3: make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when
         I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
         [syn: whine, squeak, screech, creak, screak,
      4: complain whiningly [syn: whine, grizzle, yammer,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "whine":
     bark, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, blare, blat, blate, bleat, blubber,
     boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, call, caterwaul, chant, chirp,
     coo, creak, crow, cry, dolorous tirade, drawl, exclaim, flute,
     fuss, gasp, give tongue, give voice, groan, growl, grunt, hiss,
     howl, jeremiad, keen, kick, lament, lilt, low, meow, mew, mewl,
     miaow, moan, moo, mumble, murmur, mutter, neigh, nicker, outcry,
     pant, pipe, plaint, planctus, pule, repine, roar, rumble, screak,
     scream, screech, shriek, shrill, sibilate, sigh, sing, skirl,
     skreigh, snap, snarl, snort, sob, sough, squall, squawk, squeak,
     squeal, thunder, tirade, troat, trumpet, twang, ululate, ululation,
     wail, wail of woe, warble, whicker, whimper, whinny, whisper,
     whistle, wrawl, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yowl

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