groan

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groan

a deep, mournful sound of pain or grief: the groans of a woman in labor; a grating or creaking sound due to burdening with a great weight: the groan of a heavy-laden ship navigating a turbulent ocean
Not to be confused with:
grown – advanced in growth: a grown boy; arrived at full growth or maturity; produced or cultivated in a certain way or place: The corn was grown in Kansas.
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groan

 (grōn)
v. groaned, groan·ing, groans
v.intr.
1. To voice a deep, inarticulate sound, as of pain, grief, or displeasure.
2. To make a sound expressive of stress or strain: floorboards groaning.
v.tr.
To utter or express with groans or a groan.
n.
The sound made in groaning.

[Middle English gronen, from Old English grānian.]

groan′er n.
groan′ing·ly adv.
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groan

(ɡrəʊn)
n
1. a prolonged stressed dull cry expressive of agony, pain, or disapproval
2. a loud harsh creaking sound, as of a tree bending in the wind
3. informal a grumble or complaint, esp a persistent one
vb
4. to utter (low inarticulate sounds) expressive of pain, grief, disapproval, etc: they all groaned at Larry's puns.
5. (intr) to make a sound like a groan
6. (intr, usually foll by beneath or under) to be weighed down (by) or suffer greatly (under): the country groaned under the dictator's rule.
7. (intr) informal to complain or grumble
[Old English grānian; related to Old Norse grīna, Old High German grīnan; see grin]
ˈgroaning n, adj
ˈgroaningly adv
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groan

(groʊn)

n.
1. a low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief.
2. a deep, inarticulate sound uttered in derision, disapproval, etc.
3. a deep grating or creaking sound due to a sudden or continued overburdening, as with a great weight.
v.i.
4. to utter a deep, mournful sound expressive of pain or grief; moan.
5. to make a deep, inarticulate sound expressive of derision, disapproval, etc.
6. to make a sound resembling a groan; resound harshly: The steps of the old house groaned under my weight.
7. to be overburdened or overloaded.
v.t.
8. to utter or express with groans.
[before 900; Middle English gronen, Old English grānian, c. Old High German grīnan to grimace]
groan′er, n.
groan′ing•ly, adv.
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groan


Past participle: groaned
Gerund: groaning

Imperative
groan
groan
Present
I groan
you groan
he/she/it groans
we groan
you groan
they groan
Preterite
I groaned
you groaned
he/she/it groaned
we groaned
you groaned
they groaned
Present Continuous
I am groaning
you are groaning
he/she/it is groaning
we are groaning
you are groaning
they are groaning
Present Perfect
I have groaned
you have groaned
he/she/it has groaned
we have groaned
you have groaned
they have groaned
Past Continuous
I was groaning
you were groaning
he/she/it was groaning
we were groaning
you were groaning
they were groaning
Past Perfect
I had groaned
you had groaned
he/she/it had groaned
we had groaned
you had groaned
they had groaned
Future
I will groan
you will groan
he/she/it will groan
we will groan
you will groan
they will groan
Future Perfect
I will have groaned
you will have groaned
he/she/it will have groaned
we will have groaned
you will have groaned
they will have groaned
Future Continuous
I will be groaning
you will be groaning
he/she/it will be groaning
we will be groaning
you will be groaning
they will be groaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been groaning
you have been groaning
he/she/it has been groaning
we have been groaning
you have been groaning
they have been groaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been groaning
you will have been groaning
he/she/it will have been groaning
we will have been groaning
you will have been groaning
they will have been groaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been groaning
you had been groaning
he/she/it had been groaning
we had been groaning
you had been groaning
they had been groaning
Conditional
I would groan
you would groan
he/she/it would groan
we would groan
you would groan
they would groan
Past Conditional
I would have groaned
you would have groaned
he/she/it would have groaned
we would have groaned
you would have groaned
they would have groaned
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.groan - an utterance expressing pain or disapprovalgroan - an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Verb1.groan - indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasuregroan - indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
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groan

verb
1. moan, cry, sigh The man on the floor began to groan with pain.
2. (Informal) complain, object, moan, grumble, gripe (informal), beef (slang), carp, bitch (slang), lament, whine, grouse, bemoan, whinge (informal), grouch (informal), bellyache (slang) His parents were beginning to groan about the cost of it all.
3. creak, grind, grate, rasp The timbers groaned and creaked in the wind.
noun
1. moan, cry, sigh, whine She heard him let out a pitiful, muffled groan.
2. (Informal) complaint, protest, objection, grumble, beef (slang), grouse, gripe (informal), grouch (informal) I don't have time to listen to your moans and groans.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
sténatúpěnípovzdechnoutsten
stønnestønnenbugne
voihkaistavoihkia
stenjati
andvarpa, stynjastuna
うなる
신음하다
dejonėdejuotisudejuotivaitojimasvaitoti
līkt/lūztstenētvaidētvaids
stonzastonať
ječatistokanje
stöna
คราง
kêu rên

groan

[grəʊn]
A. N [of pain, dismay etc] → gemido m, quejido m; (= mumble) → gruñido m
B. VI
1.gemir, quejarse; (= mumble) → gruñir, refunfuñar
2. (= creak) [tree, gate etc] → crujir
borrowers are groaning under the burden of high interest rateslos prestatarios están agobiados por la carga de los altos tipos de interés
the table groaned under the weight of all the foodla mesa crujía bajo el peso de toda esa comida
C. VT "yes," he groaned-sí -gimió
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

groan

[ˈgrəʊn]
n
[pain] → gémissement m
[disappointment, disapproval] → grognement m
vi
(with pain)gémir
He groaned with pain → Il a gémi sous l'effet de la douleur.
(with impatience, disapproval)grogner
[trees, timbers] → gémir
vtgrommeler
"Not again!" he groaned → "Ah non, ça suffit!", grommela-t-il.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

groan

nStöhnen nt no pl; (of gate, planks etc)Ächzen nt no pl; to let out or give a groan(auf)stöhnen; moans and groansJammern und Stöhnen nt
vistöhnen (→ with vor +dat); (gate, planks)ächzen (→ with vor +dat); the table groaned under the weightder Tisch ächzte unter der Last; the country groaned under or beneath its burdensdas Land ächzte unter seiner Last; to groan about somebody/somethingüber jdn/etw stöhnen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

groan

[grəʊn]
1. n (of pain) → gemito
2. vigemere; (tree, floorboard) → scricchiolare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

groan

(grəun) verb
to produce a deep sound (because of pain, unhappiness etc). He groaned when he heard that he had failed his exam; The table was groaning with food (= there was a great deal of food on it).
noun
a deep sound. a groan of despair.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

groan

يَئِنّ sténat stønne ächzen βογγώ quejarse voihkaista gémir stenjati lamentarsi うなる 신음하다 kreunen stønne jęknąć gemer стонать stöna คราง inlemek kêu rên 呻吟
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

groan

v. gemir; quejarse.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

groan

n gemido; vi gemir
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
The Mule, groaning beneath his heavy burden, said to himself: "I am treated according to my deserts.
The Sheriff was already come with great pomp into the banqueting room, when Robin Hood and three or four butchers entered, and he greeted them all with great condescension; and presently the whole of a large company was seated at a table groaning beneath the good cheer of the feast.
In the centre of the room was a Roller and Blanchet "baby grand" piano in rosewood, but holding the potentialities of an orchestra in its narrow and sonorous cavity, and groaning beneath the weight of the chefs-d'oeuvre of Beethoven, Weber, Mozart, Haydn, Gretry, and Porpora.
THERE'S a hint of a nip in the air, supermarket shelves are groaning beneath the weight of logoed pencil cases and there's a collective sigh of relief from frazzled parents who've spent the past few weeks attempting to keep the kids entertained.