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moan

verb [I] (COMPLAIN)    /məʊn/ US  /moʊn/ informal disapproving
C2 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.Complaining moaner     /ˈməʊ.nər/ US  /ˈmoʊ.nɚ/ noun [C] Complaining
(Definition of moan verb (COMPLAIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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