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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make a deep sound showing sorrow, pain, annoyance, or disapproval.

Usage examples (33)
  • The team let out a big groan when it lost the game.
  • When the four captains walked out of the locker room still in red, there was a bit of a groan from the crowd.
  • Felicity and Cecily were setting out a lunch in the pantry when we were all startled by a loud groan from the sofa.
  • The widespread groan is that Liberals and the ANGRY LEFT want to give your money to fat lazy people and their ungrateful children. for more
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  • "Grown" (mature or older) people will certainly "groan" (a sound of pain) if they are hit in the "groin" (where the abdomen and the thighs meet).
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