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

 

whimper

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈwɪmpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmpər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whimper
BrE BrE//ˈwɪmpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmpər//
 
he / she / it whimpers
BrE BrE//ˈwɪmpəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmpərz//
 
past simple whimpered
BrE BrE//ˈwɪmpəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmpərd//
 
past participle whimpered
BrE BrE//ˈwɪmpəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmpərd//
 
-ing form whimpering
BrE BrE//ˈwɪmpərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmpərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to make low, weak crying noises; to speak in this way The child was lost and began to whimper. + speech ‘Don't leave me alone,’ he whimpered. Word Origin early 16th cent.: from dialect whimp ‘to whimper’, of imitative origin.Extra examples He stirred in her arms, whimpering like a child. She was whimpering in fear. The boy was whimpering with pain. The dog whimpered softly. ‘Don’t leave me alone,’ he whimpered.
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