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groan - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'groan' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . 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.
2 . Groan [ v. i.]
- To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
- To strive after earnestly, as with groans.
3 . Groan [ v. t.]
- To affect by groans.

Meaning of 'groan' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . groan [ v]
Meaning (1):
- indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
Example in sentence:
  • The ancient door soughed when opened;
  • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets