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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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Can generally be left alone of a morning for 4-5 hours but anything other than this and he will whine, scratch door and howl.
Those wanting to take part on the Zooniverse website can train themselves first by listening to examples of mosquito whines. Ultimately, Li wants the app to do more than protect people against malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Free, Fetch Magazine, there has been a lot of research done on a dog's bark, whine and growl, the three basic building blocks of animal communication.
Stress is the other major reason that dogs whine. (Pain is a stressor too, so in reality all whining is due to stress, but let's take a look at the non-pain-related stressors that can cause whining.)
He may interpret this as he "has" to whine to get fed.
So you missed it at the puppy stage, and now when you sit in the duck boat your dog whines at the prospect of a good hunt.
If he whines because of car or motion sickness, he will probably have his ears down, tail down if not tucked and his body generally lowered.
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.
J added: "It's not good eating carbonised food." But the fiery ex-model, 52, hit back: "Everyone whines. Oh my god!
He still whines but he's sort of more positive about it.
Emerald Vulture whines into the growling lower bowels and will then rupture your spleen.