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 whine whine

noun

  • a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way  ( whimper, whine )
    a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
  • verb

  • ( ) talk in a tearful manner  ( snivel, whine )
    talk in a tearful manner
  • ( ) move with a whining sound  ( whine )
    move with a whining sound
     The bullets were whining past us
    The bullets were whining past us
  • complain whiningly  ( grizzle, whine, yammer, yawp )
    complain whiningly
  • make a high-pitched, screeching noise  ( creak, screak, screech, skreak, squeak, whine )
    make a high-pitched, screeching noise
     The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    The door creaked when I opened it slowly
     My car engine makes a whining noise
    My car engine makes a whining noise


  •  whin whin

    noun

  • any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)  ( whin, whinstone )
    any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
  • small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental  ( dyer's greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, Genista tinctoria, greenweed, whin, woadwaxen, woodwaxen )
    small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental
  • very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe  ( furze, gorse, Irish gorse, Ulex europaeus, whin )
    very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe


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