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mope

verb [I] uk   /məʊp/  us   /moʊp/ disapproving
to be unhappy and unwilling to think or act in a positive way, especially because of a disappointment: There's no point in sitting at home and moping - get out there and find yourself another job!
Translations of “mope”
in Vietnamese rầu rĩ…
in Spanish abatirse, andar deprimido…
in Thai เศร้าโศก…
in Malaysian murung…
in French broyer du noir…
in German Trübsal blasen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指因失望而)悶悶不樂,自怨自艾…
in Indonesian murung…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指因失望而)闷闷不乐,自怨自艾…
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