whine-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Emit a whining sound, possibly as the result of movement.

The bullets whined past our ears.
My car engine whines every time I speed up.
The door whined when I opened it slowly.

VerbNet: animal_sounds-38,sound_emission-43.2
FrameNet: Make_noise,Motion_noise
PropBank: whine.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: Complain; talk in a tearful manner.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent[human]] WHINE (PP) NP1[agent[human]] WHINE ADVP

Mary whined about her morning.
The baby whined and whined until it was finally fed.
Stop whining! You are all girly men!

VerbNet: manner_speaking-37.3
FrameNet: Communication_noise
PropBank: whine.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4