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moan

verb [I] uk   /məʊn/  us   /moʊn/

moan verb [I] (SOUND)

C2 to make a long, low sound of pain, suffering, or another strong emotion: He moaned with pain before losing consciousness. "Let me die," he moaned.

moan verb [I] (COMPLAIN)

C2 informal disapproving to make a complaint in an unhappy voice, usually about something that does not seem important to other people: Thelma's always moaning (about something), and forgets how lucky she actually is. [+ speech] "I don't like potatoes," he moaned. [+ (that)] First she moans (that) she's too hot, and then that she's too cold.
moaner
noun [C] uk   /ˈməʊ.nər/  us   /ˈmoʊ.nɚ/

moan

noun [C] uk   /məʊn/  us   /moʊn/

moan noun [C] (SOUND)

a long, low sound of pain, suffering, or another strong emotion: We could hear the moans of someone trapped under the rubble. moans of ecstasy/agony

moan noun [C] (COMPLAINT)

informal disapproving the act of complaining about something, or a complaint: Apart from a slight moan about the waiter, he seemed to enjoy the meal.
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