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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
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When your dog is whining, the very important first step you should take is to identify and treat--or rule out--pain or discomfort.
POED should stop whining and stop making up problems on the eve of the beginning of the school year and cooperate with the ministry so that we can begin smoothly," Kadis said.
There is the possibility that you are rewarding his whining by feeding him.
There are proven tactics you can use to keep whining (more or less) at bay.
Barking is much easier to remedy than whining and it's my opinion that this is because a whiner doesn't know he is doing it.
Most commonly whining is an attention-seeking behavior.
Never reward her for whining or for doing anything you don't want her to.
His ensuing adventures reflect back to him just how unpleasant and sour the effect of whimpering and whining can be on all who are around it.
Oh, yes, it's the sound of kids whining when you arrive on holiday and the hotel has no Cartoon Network - except the average holiday hotel's games room is not usually quite so well equipped.
The whining trip starts early on when Bella cuts her finger at her 18th birthday party.
Q What's the best way to deal with my child's whining and complaining?
lt;He was so eager to join her I could hear him whining as he swam.
I'm not willing to give up anything for whining high school dropouts
I'm hoping that the bosses at Gazprom will say: 'We've had enough of Arshavin's whining - let's let him go'.
Now, I'm writing this in the middle of the night because she just woke me up by whining because she wanted me to turn over in bed.