groan

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noun
ADJECTIVE
loud

He let out a loud groan of frustration.

little, slight, small, soft
deep, low
long
muffled, quiet
audible
annoyed, exasperated, frustrated
collective
VERB + GROAN
emit, give, let out, utter
bite back (AmE), hold back, stifle, suppress
hear
PREPOSITION
with a groan

He stood up slowly with a groan of pain.

groan of

a groan of annoyance

PHRASES
moans and groans

The doctors all ignored her moans and groans.

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verb
ADVERB
loudly
quietly, softly
slightly
aloud, out loud
inwardly, mentally, silently

He groaned inwardly at the thought of spending another day in that place.

PREPOSITION
in, with

Some of the patients were groaning in/with pain.

at, from

He groaned at/from the pain.

PHRASES
moan and groan

There's no point in moaning and groaning about not having any money.


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  • Groan — Groan, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Groaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Groaning}.] [OE. gronen, granen, granien, AS. gr?nian, fr. the root of grennian to grin. [root]35. See {2d Grin}, and cf. {Grunt}.] 1. To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groan — groan·ful; groan·ing·ly; groan; …   English syllables

  • Groan — Groan, v. t. To affect by groans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Groan — Groan, n. A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans. [1913 Webster] Such groans of roaring wind and rain.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groan — (v.) O.E. granian to groan, murmur, lament, from P.Gmc. *grain (Cf. O.N. grenja to howl ), of imitative origin, or related to GRIN (Cf. grin). Meaning complain is from early 13c., especially in M.E. phrase grutchen and gronen. Related: Groaned;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • groan — vb moan, *sigh, sob Analogous words: wail, weep, *cry: lament, bemoan, bewail, *deplore groan n moan, sigh, sob (see under SIGH vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • groan — [n] moan, complaint cry, gripe, grouse, grumble, grunt, objection, sigh, sob, whine; concepts 278,595 groan [v] moan, complain bemoan, cry, gripe, grouse, grumble, keen, lament, mumble, murmur, object, sigh, whine; concepts 44,52,77 …   New thesaurus

  • groan — ► VERB 1) make a deep inarticulate sound of pain or despair. 2) make a low creaking sound when pressure or weight is applied. 3) (groan beneath/under) be burdened by. ► NOUN ▪ a groaning sound. DERIVATIVES groaner nou …   English terms dictionary

  • groan — [grōn] vi. [ME gronien < OE granian, akin to GRIN, Ger greinen, to weep] 1. to utter a deep sound expressing pain, distress, or disapproval 2. to make a creaking or grating sound, as from great strain [a heavy gate groaning on its hinges] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Groan — (engl., spr. Grohn), 1) Stöhnen, Seufzen; 2) in England Äußerung des Mißfallens über eine mißliebige Person, ähnlich dem anderwärts gebräuchlichen Pereat, im Gegensatz zu Cheer, Äußerung des Beifalls …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • groan — index deplore, plaint Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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