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groan

noun

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1 a crying out in grief
  • when the underdogs lost the playoffs, the groans of millions of disappointed fans were heard throughout the land

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2 a long low sound indicating pain or grief
  • let out a groan when he tried to stand on the sprained ankle

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groan

verb

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to utter a moan
  • heard someone groaning in pain

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The first known use of groan was before the 12th century

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“Groan.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/groan. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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