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GROAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does groan mean? 

GROAN (noun)
  The noun GROAN has 1 sense:

1. an utterance expressing pain or disapproval

  Familiarity information: GROAN used as a noun is very rare.


GROAN (verb)
  The verb GROAN has 1 sense:

1. indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure

  Familiarity information: GROAN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GROAN (noun)


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Meaning:

An utterance expressing pain or disapproval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

groan; moan

Hypernyms ("groan" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)


GROAN (verb)


Sense 1groan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

groan; moan; sough

Context examples:

The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets / The ancient door soughed when opened

Hypernyms (to "groan" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence examples:

You can hear animals groan in the meadows
The meadows groan with animals


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