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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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
The hound caught the well-known sounds, and answered by a whine of friendship, which threatened to break out into one of his piercing howls.
Ay, whine and deform your throats as you may, ye imps of darkness," she said, with a cracked but scornful laugh; "I know ye; tarry, and ye shall have light for your misdeeds.
A yell of triumph burst from the savages in their turn, and was rather accompanied than followed by a long, loud whine from Hector.
If at any point he whines and gets a positive response, you've reinforced negative behavior and can bet he'll try it again.
Usually Flora whines when the bus pulls away,'' mom Jill Williams said.
After you have been able to keep her quietly waiting for the extended time and you go on an actual hunt, if she whines in the blind, get her out, walk her around a bit and replace her as you did in the training when she wasn't quiet.
Q My Shepherd Husky cross called Dee constantly whines and barks for attention.
In fact, she whines about every little knock or bump headache or finger-ache.
MR DURKIN whines on about Peter Elson's whining (Letters, February 5) and I have to disagree with his comments entirely.
But the fiery ex-model, 52, hit back: "Everyone whines.
Hezbollah fires rockets and stores munitions in residential neighborhoods, then whines when the civilians that they leave in those locations are killed.
Emerald Vulture whines into the growling lower bowels and will then rupture your spleen.
If a person whines from legitimate frustration, then dealing with the reason for the frustration will help, In this case, conveying sympathy and a willingness to help is essential.
Fortunately, she has avoided the common pitfall of similar novels that feature a protagonist, usually a woman, who constantly whines and complains about men, work, money and sex.
She is the perfect little chick, who whines arid wants everything her way.