Definitions

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  • v. To grumble, whine, or whimper; fret; show discontent; murmur; complain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To whine or whimper; fret.

Etymologies

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Of North Germanic origin, akin to Swedish dialectal fryna ("to wrinkle up one's nose, make a wry face"), Norwegian frøyna ("to wrinkle up one's nose, make a wry face"). Perhaps related to frown.

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