Definition of pine verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pine

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//paɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//paɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pine
BrE BrE//paɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//paɪn//
 
he / she / it pines
BrE BrE//paɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//paɪnz//
 
past simple pined
BrE BrE//paɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//paɪnd//
 
past participle pined
BrE BrE//paɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//paɪnd//
 
-ing form pining
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪnɪŋ//
 
Unhappiness
 
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[intransitive] to become very sad because somebody has died or gone away She pined for months after he'd gone. The Major’s dog pined badly when her master died. See related entries: Unhappiness Word Originverb Old English pīnian ‘(cause to) suffer’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch pijnen, German peinen ‘experience pain’, also to obsolete pine ‘punishment’; ultimately based on Latin poena ‘punishment’. Phrasal Verbspine awaypine for somebody
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