whinge


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whinge

 (wĭnj, hwĭnj)
intr.v. whinged, whing·ing, whing·es Chiefly British
To complain or protest, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.

[Dialectal alteration of Middle English whinsen, from Old English hwinsian.]

whing′er n.
whing′ing·ly adv.

whinge

(wɪndʒ)
vb (intr) , whinges, whingeing or whinged
1. to cry in a fretful way
2. to complain
n
a complaint
[from a Northern variant of Old English hwinsian to whine; related to Old High German winsan, winisan, whence Middle High German winsen]
ˈwhingeing n, adj
ˈwhinger n

whinge


Past participle: whinged
Gerund: whingeing

Imperative
whinge
whinge
Present
I whinge
you whinge
he/she/it whinges
we whinge
you whinge
they whinge
Preterite
I whinged
you whinged
he/she/it whinged
we whinged
you whinged
they whinged
Present Continuous
I am whingeing
you are whingeing
he/she/it is whingeing
we are whingeing
you are whingeing
they are whingeing
Present Perfect
I have whinged
you have whinged
he/she/it has whinged
we have whinged
you have whinged
they have whinged
Past Continuous
I was whingeing
you were whingeing
he/she/it was whingeing
we were whingeing
you were whingeing
they were whingeing
Past Perfect
I had whinged
you had whinged
he/she/it had whinged
we had whinged
you had whinged
they had whinged
Future
I will whinge
you will whinge
he/she/it will whinge
we will whinge
you will whinge
they will whinge
Future Perfect
I will have whinged
you will have whinged
he/she/it will have whinged
we will have whinged
you will have whinged
they will have whinged
Future Continuous
I will be whingeing
you will be whingeing
he/she/it will be whingeing
we will be whingeing
you will be whingeing
they will be whingeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whingeing
you have been whingeing
he/she/it has been whingeing
we have been whingeing
you have been whingeing
they have been whingeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whingeing
you will have been whingeing
he/she/it will have been whingeing
we will have been whingeing
you will have been whingeing
they will have been whingeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whingeing
you had been whingeing
he/she/it had been whingeing
we had been whingeing
you had been whingeing
they had been whingeing
Conditional
I would whinge
you would whinge
he/she/it would whinge
we would whinge
you would whinge
they would whinge
Past Conditional
I would have whinged
you would have whinged
he/she/it would have whinged
we would have whinged
you would have whinged
they would have whinged
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whinge

(Informal)
verb
1. complain, moan, grumble, grouse, gripe (informal), beef (slang), carp, bleat, grizzle (informal, chiefly Brit.), grouch (informal), bellyache (slang), kvetch (U.S. slang) people who whinge about their alleged misfortunes
noun
1. complaint, moan, grumble, whine, grouse, gripe (informal), grouch, beef (slang) It must be depressing having to listen to everyone's whinges.
Translations

whinge

[wɪndʒ]
A. N to have a whinge (about sth)quejarse (de algo)
B. VIquejarse
to whinge about sthquejarse de algo
C. VT "but I want to go too," he whinged-pero yo también quiero ir -dijo en tono de queja

whinge

hwɪndʒ]
vi (British) (= complain) → râler
to whinge about sth → râler à propos de qch
a whingeing pom (Australian, New Zealand)un Anglais râleur
nplainte f

whinge

(Brit inf)
vi (= complain)jammern, meckern (inf); (baby)plärren; whingeing Pom (Austral) → ewig meckernder Engländer (inf), → ewig meckernde Engländerin (inf)
n to have a whingemeckern (inf), → jammern

whinge

[wɪndʒ] vi whinge about (fam, pej) to whinge (about)frignare (per), lamentarsi (di)
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