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groan

groan

 
pronunciation:
gron
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a low-pitched, prolonged sound expressing pain, grief, disapproval, or the like.
The groans of the wounded soldiers filled the makeshift hospital.
synonyms:
moan
similar words:
grunt, lament, murmur, sigh
definition 2: a deep creaking or grating sound produced by excessive stress on a structure, machine, or the like.
We heard a groan from the old car as it went uphill.
synonyms:
creak
similar words:
moan
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: groaned, groaning, groans
definition 1: to utter a low-pitched, prolonged, mournful sound expressing pain, grief, disapproval, or the like.
She groaned as the car came to a stop and she realized she was out of gas.The students groaned at the assignment of two long chapters.Upon hearing the price of the repairs, he groaned.
synonyms:
moan
similar words:
grunt, lament, murmur
definition 2: to produce a sound similar to a groan.
The floor groaned as the movers put down the piano.
similar words:
creak, grunt, moan
definition 3: to be afflicted as with a weight; be overburdened.
The nation groaned under the huge deficit.
synonyms:
stagger
similar words:
reel, suffer, totter, writhe
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express using groans.
The crowd groaned its disapproval.
synonyms:
moan
similar words:
grunt, murmur
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derivations: groaningly (adv.), groaner (n.)
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