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groannoun [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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groanverb [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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groannoun [C]

 us   /ɡroʊn/
a low, sad sound that is continued for a while and that is made by someone who is suffering from pain or unhappiness: Nick let out a groan.
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