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whine about someone or something

to whimper or complain about someone or something. Please don't whine about Sally. She is sorry she couldn't come to your party, but it's not the end of the world. The dog is whining about its hurt paw.
See also: whine

whine something out

to say something in a whine; to say something, using a whine for a voice. She whined her complaint out so everyone could hear it. Jake whined out his usual complaints.
See also: out, whine
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Two producers take between 60 and 90 minutes to filter through the 150 to 200 messages the Whiner Line receives each day.
Essentially, voters have developed a distaste for whiners who simply complain about how bad things are, how much worse they would be with the other people in power, and offer precious little in positive--dare we even say "optimistic"?
He is no whiner, and the recitation of closed factories and other problems always seems punctuated by a grand, cheerful affirmation: "Born in the U.
WORLD-class whiner Louis Walsh says he'll quit X Factor unless Simon Cowell doubles his money for the next series.
Probably the richest kid at the ballpark, Jorge may also be the biggest whiner.
What's the problem: We'd always assumed that, of all the old Celtics, Bird was more a beer pong kind of guy and Danny Ainge was the big whiner.
Wenger is 3-1 with Ladbrokes not to shake Harry Redknapp's hand tonight but Hills offer a far more attractive 11-4 that the French whiner snubs at least one more Premier League manager between now and the end of the trophyless season.
His mother's hospitalization has increased the burden, but the boy isn't a whiner.
But I'm sure some whiner will take him to task saying he's disrespecting the Japanese, the Germans, the Croatians or whoever and say they are offended, aghast, appalled, compelled to write or any number of other stupid things.
IF we called Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith a whiner and a bully, would it be defamation?
Freeman, rather, comes off as more passive and a whiner, while Def misplaces the best, world-weary (worlds-weary?
Surely, as the pompous, petulant, overindulged whiner that he is, he's already achieved that.
In two episodes available for review, Alley vaguely triumphs in both, an odd way to ask audiences to sympathize with an inveterate whiner.
He complains about the food, the trials, he's a big whiner.
Blumhorst bristles at how he is at times portrayed in the media as a whiner with a gender grudge.