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groaned, past participle; groaning, present participle; groaned, past tense; groans, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Make a deep inarticulate sound in response to pain or despair
    • - Marty groaned and pulled the blanket over his head
  2. Say something in a despairing or miserable tone
    • - “Oh God!” I groaned
  3. Complain; grumble
    • - they weremoaning and groaning about management
  4. (of a thing) Make a low creaking or moaning sound when pressure or weight is applied
    • - James slumped back into his chair, making it groan and bulge
  5. Be oppressed by
    • - families groaning under mortgage increases
  6. Be heavily loaded with
    • - tables groan with smoking joints of venison
  1. A deep, inarticulate sound made in pain or despair

  2. A complaint
    • - to listen with sincerity to everyone's moans and groans
  3. A low creaking or moaning sound made by an object or device under pressure
    • - the protesting groan of timbers

  1. an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
  2. indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"
  3. A low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief; A low, guttural sound uttered in frustration or disapproval; To make a groan
  4. (groaning) A low sound associated with extended suffering, sorrow, and toil; Making groans; That groans; That is heavily laden
  5. (Groans) If you hear groans in your dream, decide quickly on your course, for enemies are undermining your business. If you are groaning with fear, you will be pleasantly surprised at the turn for better in your affairs, and you may look for pleasant visiting among friends.