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groan


groan  (grn)
v. groaned, groan·ing, groans
v.intr.
1. To voice a deep, inarticulate sound, as of pain, grief, or displeasure.
2. To make a sound expressive of stress or strain: floorboards groaning.
v.tr.
To utter or express with groans or a groan.
n.
The sound made in groaning.

[Middle English gronen, from Old English grnian.]

groaner n.
groaning·ly adv.


groan  /gron/  v. [I] n. (to make) a deep sound from the throat to show pain, worry, disapproval, etc.: He <v.> groaned when the other team scored another goal. groan

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