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groan

noun [C] uk   /ɡrəʊn/  us   /ɡroʊn/
C2 a deep, long sound showing great pain or unhappiness: We could hear the groans of the wounded soldiers. a complaining noise or phrase: He looked at the piles of dirty dishes and gave a groan of dismay.
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groan

verb [I] uk   /ɡrəʊn/  us   /ɡroʊn/
C2 to make a deep long sound showing great pain or unhappiness: He collapsed, groaning with pain. [+ speech] "Not again," he groaned (= said in a low unhappy voice). to complain or speak unhappily: She's always moaning and groaning (= complaining a lot) about the weather.
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