groan Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"groan" in British English

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groannoun [C]

uk   /ɡrəʊn/  us   /ɡroʊn/
C2 a ​deep, ​longsoundshowinggreatpain or ​unhappiness: We could ​hear the groans of the ​woundedsoldiers. a ​complainingnoise or phrase: He ​looked at the ​piles of ​dirtydishes and gave a groan ofdismay.
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groanverb [I]

uk   /ɡrəʊn/  us   /ɡroʊn/
C2 to make a ​deep, ​longsoundshowinggreatpain or ​unhappiness: He ​collapsed, groaning with ​pain. [+ speech] "Not again," he groaned (= said in a ​lowunhappyvoice). to ​complain or ​speakunhappily: She's always moaning and groaning (= ​complaining a lot) about the ​weather.
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(Definition of groan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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groannoun [C]

 us   /ɡroʊn/
a ​low, ​sadsound that is ​continued for a while and that is made by someone who is ​suffering from ​pain or ​unhappiness: Nick ​let out a groan.
(Definition of groan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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