verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of groan
synonym study for groan
OTHER WORDS FROM groangroaner, noungroan·ing·ly, adverbun·der·groan, nounun·groan·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH groangroan , grown
Words nearby groan
Example sentences from the Web for groan
Immediately following the groan of disappointment, a conspiracy of silence began.
Copper mining is the most toxic form of metal mining in the United States, but you can only moan and groan about it so much.Copper, the Metal That Runs the World: ‘Boom, Bust, Boom,’ by Bill Carter|Peter Madden|October 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I've been going by this billboard almost daily for the best part of a month, and it still makes me laugh, and groan.
Sure, if Romney finishes below 40 percent the media will moan and groan that he failed to meet expectations.Will New Hampshire’s Primary Matter in the 2012 GOP Nomination Battle?|Howard Kurtz|January 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When we hear a groan in the audience we know we did something right, because they get it.Glenn Beck’s ‘Daily Show’ Is the Right’s Latest Bid at Funny|McKay Coppins|November 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The next moment a pistol was fired at their head, and a deep groan shewed it had taken too true an aim.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
With a groan, wrung from the very depths of his heart, he tossed the man a gold-piece; another to the woman.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Tom sat down as he said this, and, uttering a sort of groan, leaned his back against a tree.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
With a groan and a curse the guerrilla chieftain yielded himself a prisoner.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
You must imagine this sound as something between a grunt and a groan, that the estimable lady gave vent to whenever put out.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood