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intr.v. puled, pul·ing, pules
To whine; whimper.
[Perhaps from French piauler, of imitative origin.]
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(intr) to cry plaintively; whimper
[C16: perhaps of imitative origin]
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v.i. puled, pul•ing.
to cry in a thin voice; whine; whimper.
[1525–35; perhaps imitative]
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Past participle: puled
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|Verb||1.||pule - cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"|
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