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Definition of pine verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pine
he / she / it pines
past simple pined
-ing form pining
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to become very sad because someone has died or gone away She pined for months after he'd gone. Phrasal Verbspine awaypine (away) for somebody/something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pine