verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of groan
SYNONYMS FOR groan
OTHER WORDS FROM groangroan·er, noungroan·ing·ly, adverbun·der·groan, nounun·groan·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH groangroan grown (see synonym study at the current entry)
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
I took off my coat and placed it under him, and held his head in my lap, in which position he died without a groan or a struggle.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Washington Williams
Mr. Gracewood covered his face with his hand, and I heard him groan in bitterness of spirit.Plane and Plank|Oliver Optic
“Groan yourself,” said Mr. Mix, and put a trembling finger on the headline.Rope|Holworthy Hall
Look at me, marked until I die with his high displeasure; and moan and groan for what you made him!'David Copperfield|Charles Dickens
I often think of poor Tom Hood as I scribble, rather than lie and groan.Louisa May Alcott|Louisa May Alcott