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whine out

1. To utter some complaint in an irritating, peevish voice. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whine" and "out." The students all started whining out protests when I assigned them the essay. Maybe if you didn't whine your complaints out so churlishly, I'd actually take the time to consider them.
2. To emit some noise in a long, high-pitched manner. Can be used with or without a direct object. I could hear the dentist's drill whining out from the other side of the door, and it filled me with such fear and anxiety that I nearly ran out of the office. The old car whined out a feeble honk when I pressed on the horn.
See also: out, whine
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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