groan

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 groan — groan·ful; groan·ing·ly; groan; …

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  • 3 Groan — Groan, v. t. To affect by groans. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 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.… …

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  • 5 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;… …

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

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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.… …

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  • 10 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

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

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  • 12 grōan — *grōan germ., stark. Verb: nhd. grünen, wachsen ( Verb) (1), gedeihen; ne. green (Verb), prosper; Rekontruktionsbasis: an., ae., afries., as., ahd.; Etymologie: s …

    Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • 13 groan|er — «GROH nuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that groans. 2. U.S. Slang. a singer of popular songs, especially a crooner. 3. U.S. Slang. a professional wrestler …

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  • 14 groan — I n. 1) to emit, heave, utter a groan 2) a loud groan II v. 1) (D; intr.) to groan about, over (to groan over new taxes) 2) (D; intr.) to groan with (to groan with frustration) 3) (L) he groaned that he had been shot 4) (misc.) to groan under the …

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  • 15 groan — [[t]gro͟ʊn[/t]] groans, groaning, groaned 1) VERB If you groan, you make a long, low sound because you are in pain, or because you are upset or unhappy about something. [V with n] Slowly, he opened his eyes. As he did so, he began to groan with… …

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  • 16 groan — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ loud ▪ He let out a loud groan of frustration. ▪ little, slight, small, soft ▪ deep …

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  • 17 groan — I UK [ɡrəʊn] / US [ɡroʊn] verb Word forms groan : present tense I/you/we/they groan he/she/it groans present participle groaning past tense groaned past participle groaned * 1) a) [intransitive] to make a long low sound, for example because you… …

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  • 18 groan — groan1 [grəun US groun] v [: Old English; Origin: granian] 1.) to make a long deep sound because you are in pain, upset, or disappointed, or because something is very enjoyable = ↑moan ▪ The kids all groaned when I switched off the TV. groan with …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 groan — groaner, n. groaningly, adv. /grohn/, n. 1. a low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief: the groans of dying soldiers. 2. a deep, inarticulate sound uttered in derision, disapproval, desire, etc. 3. a deep grating or creaking sound due to a… …

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  • 20 groan — groan1 [ groun ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to make a long low sound, for example because you are in pain or unhappy a ) if wood, metal, or another material groans, it makes a long low sound as it moves: The floorboards groaned under the weight of… …

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