Definition for PINE

PINE, v.t.

  1. To wear out; to make to languish. Where shivering cold and sickness pines the climes. – Shak. Beroe pined with pain. – Dryden.
  2. To grieve for; to bemoan in silence. Abashed the devil stood … / Virtue in her own shape how lovely, saw, / And pined his loss. – Milton. [In the transitive sense this verb is now seldom used, and this use is improper, except by ellipsis.]

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