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groan Meaning in English

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The Definition of - groan (verb)

    a low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief:
    the groans of dying soldiers.
    a deep, inarticulate sound uttered in derision, disapproval, desire, etc.
    a deep grating or creaking sound due to a sudden or continued overburdening, as with a great weight:
    We heard the groan of the ropes as the crane lowered the heavy cargo into the ship's hold.
    verb (used without object)
    to utter a deep, mournful sound expressive of pain or grief.
    to make a deep, inarticulate sound expressive of derision, disapproval, desire, etc.
    to make a sound resembling a groan; resound harshly:
    The steps of the old house groaned under my weight.
    to be overburdened or overloaded.
    to suffer greatly or lamentably:
    groaning under an intolerable burden.
    verb (used with object)
    to utter or express with groans.

Word Example of - groan

    Example Sentences for groan

    He sank back in his chair with a groan, and covered his face.

    I could hear them creak and groan under the pressure, as they went by.

    Pickering endeavored to raise himself in the bed, but sank back with a groan.

    And from this group in their agony rose no groan, no complaint.

    Fritz looked, and a smothered exclamation, almost like a groan, broke from him.

    “Harpy it might have been, but happy it was not,” he answered with a groan.

    A groan broke from the twitching lips before him, and a heavy sweat stood out on the round, rolling forehead.

    She sank with a groan into a chair, and body and spirit alike succumbed.

    No sooner had Mr. Kung beheld this lovely creature than he quite forgot to groan, and began to brighten up.

    A groan, a whispered colloquy, then the rattle of bolt and chain.

Word Origin & History of - groan

    Word Origin & History

    groan O.E. granian "to groan, murmur," from P.Gmc. *grain-, of imitative origin, or related to grin (cf. O.N. grenja "to howl").